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North Las Vegas police crack down on traffic violations

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -

Jessica Kibler is a North Las Vegas resident who got a wake-up call from police this holiday weekend.

"The ticket was not wearing my seat belt and not having my license," said Kibler. She was one of many stopped for irresponsible driving during the "Click It or Ticket" event.

"We will go out and search for vehicles that drivers are not wearing seat belts and have children in the vehicle that are not restrained," said Sgt. Randy Carter with the North Las Vegas Police Department.

The department increased patrols in North Las Vegas, focusing on major streets like Craig, Cheyenne and Lake Mead.

From distracted driving to forgetting to wear seat belts, officers say drivers are not paying attention.

"In fact it's gotten worst. Now, they are so worried about not being up here. And they are holding the cell phone down in the center console, which is really taking your eyes off the road," said Traffic Officer Henry Centuolo.

Officers say we're getting into a busy traffic season where people are rushing to holiday parties and drinking alcohol. It's important to be extra careful.

"Eventually it will catch up to them. If they are comfortably passing in and out of traffic at 61 (mph) at a 45, I can just imagine what they are doing through a residential or a school zone," added Centuolo.

For Kibler, she learned her lesson the hard way.

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