‘Click It Or Ticket’ Push Begins in Texas

May 20, 2014

No excuses: wear your seat belt.

Texas is part of the 13th annual “Click It or Ticket” safety effort to make sure travelers buckle up. The campaign that began Monday and runs through June 1 means law enforcement officers are ready to ticket anyone not using a seat belt.

Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to wear a seat belt.

SeatbeltThe stepped-up enforcement effort includes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Department of Transportation and sheriff’s offices statewide.

Officials say Texas had 3,371 traffic fatalities last year. About 1,500 of those motorists were not buckled up.

Administration figures show wearing a seat belt increases your chances of surviving a serious crash by 45 percent.

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  • May 22, 2014 at 11:18 am
    ExciteBiker says:
    It has gotten really crazy. Look at what drivers around you are doing the next time you ride in the passenger seat. Just about every darn one of them is holding a cell phone i... read more
  • May 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    Agent says:
    Texas needs to add a hefty ticket for texting while driving as well. It has failed in the legislature and I can only assume our lawmakers enjoy texting while driving to and f... read more
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