“Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Kicks Off Monday
From May 23 to June 5, DPS troopers and law enforcement officers across the state are participating in the 10th annual “Click It or Ticket” enforcement mobilization.
“State law requires everyone in the vehicle to be restrained no matter where they are seated,” said Assistant Director David G. Baker, who is the Chief of the Texas Highway Patrol. “Seat belts save lives, and that is the primary reason to buckle up, but we will have a zero-tolerance policy during this period, and violators will be ticketed if need be.”Since the “Click It or Ticket” campaign began in 2002, Texas seat belt usage has climbed from 76.1 percent to 93.8 percent. Experts at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimate that this increase has resulted in 2,843 fewer traffic fatalities and 48,000 fewer serious injuries in Texas the past 10 years.
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