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Over 300 citations were issued for seat belt and child restraint violations by the Hammond Police Department during the month of April, which is down a bit from previous tallies. Hammond Police Lt. Patrick Vicari says their traffic safety program focused on seat belt enforcement last month, and that officers also wrote an additional 189 citations for violations of drivers license and license plate laws. Hammond Police say they will soon take part in the statewide “Click-it or Ticket” blitz, and encourage drivers to buckle up even for the shortest of trips. As for those who need child car seats checked, police encourage interested residents, and those with financial restrictions, to contact their department as they are a permanent fitting station
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