Click It or Ticket campaign nabs thousands of offenders

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DENVER — More than 5,500 drivers across the state have been ticketed for not wearing their seat belts over the past two weeks, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The Colorado State Patrol said the ramped-up statistics might be because of the most recent Click it or Ticket campaign.

Officers issued more than 5,500 tickets to drivers not wearing their seat belts. Another 217 drivers were given a ticket for not having their children properly restrained.

The fine for not wearing a seat belt in Colorado is $65, but that number climbs to $82 for an unrestrained child.