The message on the flashing road sign positioned around Bristol says ‘click it or ticket’. It’s a message that motorists who drive through Bristol and other parts of Rhode Island should heed.
From March 18 through March 24, Bristol police will join departments statewide in a national click it or ticket campaign to ensure that the seatbelt law is being obeyed. By law, drivers and passengers are required to buckle up when in a moving vehicle. If a police officer observes a non-belted motorist, that vehicle will be pulled over and the driver will be issued a citation for every person in the vehicle who is not properly belted. Each offense carries an $85 fine. The seatbelt law, which was enacted with a sunset clause, will expire in July 2013.