Finance board OK’s seat belt grant

The Wilton Police Department received the Board of Finance’s approval on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to request $7,982 in Click it or Ticket grant money from the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Board of Finance Chair Jeff Rutishauser said the grant money is for reimbursement of police salaries, not including fringe benefits.

The Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign is “a key tool in public awareness and enforcement for safety belt use,” according to the Department of Transportation website, and the goal is to “maintain safety belt use rates at a level that is consistently above the national average.”