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The Riverhead Police Department 788 summonses during the “Buckle Up New York – Click it or Ticket” campaign which ran from May 23 to June 5, police announced in a press release this morning.

Police said they used targeted patrols and six checkpoints during the campaign, which resulted in a total of 788 summonses issued:

  • 192 summonses for seatbelt violations;
  • 21 for child restraint violations;
  • 63 for cell phone violations; and
  • 502 for other vehicle and traffic violations such as unlicensed operator, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked/suspended license, uninspected vehicle and unregistered vehicle.

Police said they made two arrests at the checkpoints: one for Driving While Intoxicated and one for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree for operating with a revoked/suspended license.

The Riverhead Town Police Department will also be participating in other statewide traffic safety campaigns this summer, such as “STEP,” a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program which targets aggressive driving violators, police said in a press release. Aggressive driving violations include failure to yield the right of way, tailgating, unsafe lane changing, unsafe passing, failure to signal, stop sign violations and disregarding traffic control devices such as red lights. Officers will also enforce violators who fail to properly stop before making a right on red. During the end of July, the Riverhead Police will participate in the “Speed Week” campaign, which targets areas within the town where speeding is a major issue.

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