"Click It or Ticket" in Bonifay This Weekend

By: Bryan Anderson Email
By: Bryan Anderson Email

Bonifay- The Bonifay Police Department is busy this week gearing up for "Click It or Ticket." It's a year-round nationwide campaign aimed at catching drivers breaking the law.

"The public really has given us a lot of positive feedback on it," said Police Chief Chris Wells.

Wells said his officers will set up shop on twelve area roads Friday and Saturday. But unlike other agencies, they aren't only focused on the main roads.

"People who are in violation of the law, they're going to try and avoid the main roads, they're going to hit the back roads to try and avoid detection," said Wells.

The checkpoints include State Road 79, Highway 90, Oklahoma Street, Banfill Avenue, County Road 173, County Road 177-A, Jenkins Boulevard, McGee Road, Hubbard Street, St. John's Road, North Caryville Road, and Weeks Street.

Even with the campaign name of "Click It or Ticket," officers won't just be checking to see if you're buckled in.

"You have people driving around with warrants, we're looking for those. We're also looking for any illegal narcotic activity," said Wells.

With Wells expecting up to three hundred cars passing through these checkpoints during the two-day period, he said it takes the entire department to make an event of this size successful.

"We're out to make the road safer for people getting their families to and from the beach or wherever they're going. It takes everyone, all of the fully-sworn personnel to do it. We also rely on our auxiliary and part-time employees," said Wells.

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  • by J.L.C. Location: Bonifay on Mar 28, 2012 at 05:25 PM
    As long as you are obeying the law, you have nothing to worry about. Every once in awhile you have to get out in the yard and pick up the trash.
  • by Joseph Flint Location: Bay County Fl on Mar 26, 2012 at 09:26 PM
    BOOOOO ! I do not mind a check point but call a check point a check point. Any one can see if a seet belt is on or not with out having the car stoped. Bonifay P.D. is just useing the click it or ticket slogan as a means to have a road block. Like I said I dont mind the road block but please call it what it is. THANK YOU VERRY MUCH
  • by Anonymous Location: Bufu on Mar 26, 2012 at 07:51 PM
    Can't they already pull you over and give you a ticket if you're not wearing a seat belt? Nope got to setup a roadblock, pull everyone over, and hope they find some narcotics & fugitives... Why don't they just do it everyday, everyone loves a nice police state.
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