Seat belt campaign yields 3,337 citations
The average daily number of citations for unbuckled motorists during Hawaii's annual Click It or Ticket campaign decreased this year even though police issued more tickets than last year statewide.
Police from four counties cited 3,337 motorists during a three-week period this year compared with 2,483 over two weeks last year.
Police also issued fewer tickets to motorists with passengers under age 4 not in a child safety seat -- 60 this year compared with 62 last year.
Statewide comparison of citations issued during the annual "Click it or Ticket" campaign for unbuckled motorists and passengers by island:
» Oahu: 1,832 tickets and 40 child safety citations. The Honolulu Police Department and state Department of Transportation originally reported Tuesday issuing 909 tickets during the campaign, but released its final number of 1,832 tickets yesterday.
» Kauai: 179 and no child safety citations.
» Maui: 730 and one child safety citation.
» Big Island: 596 and 19 child safety violations. The Big Island Police Department and state Department of Transportation originally reported Tuesday issuing 615 tickets during the campaign, but released its final number of 596 seat belt citations and 19 child safety citations.