Click It or Tick It Campaign Is Underway

The Click It or Tick It is underway

Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of dying by 45 percent for people in the front seat of passenger cars and for those in pickup trucks seat belts reduce the risk of dying by 60 percent.

That’s from the Texas Department of Public Safety Executive Director James Bass

He says the annual click it or ticket campaign is on for this year and almost 91 percent of Texans have gotten into the habit of buckling up, but there are still far too many motorists that are taking unnecessary chances by not doing so.

Bass says from November 16th to the 29th state troopers, police officers and sheriff’s deputies will step up seat belt and children’s car seat law.

Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to be secured by a seatbelt in the front and back seat of a car or face fines and fees up to 200 dollars.

Children younger than 8 years old without being secured in a cars eat, the driver faces fines of up to 250 dollars.

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