Wichita police officers have issued more than 1,200 citations during the department's grant-funded project aimed at enforcing drivers to wear seat belts.

Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow tells The Wichita Eagle that the project was part of the national Click It or Ticket program, which lasted from May 23 through June 5. Wichita officers dedicated more than 340 patrol hours to the project during daylight hours on Memorial Day weekend.

Woodrow says the citations included more than 40 speeding tickets, nearly 20 child seat belt tickets, 15 teenage seat belt tickets, more than 970 adult seat belt tickets, one DUI, three instances of texting while driving and more than 180 miscellaneous citations.

Woodrow says the penalty for the adult seat belt violations was a traffic citation with a fine.

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