Click It Or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Begins This Month

By Karl Wehmhoener |

Published 05/08 2014 04:07PM

Updated 05/08 2014 04:52PM

AMARILLO -- TxDOT, Amarillo Police, and the DPS held a kickoff for this years Click It Or Ticket Campaign.

When the “Click It or Ticket” campaign began in 2002, only 76% of motorists buckled up. Today, 9 out of 10 Texas motorists are buckling up.

"Seat belts saves lives," said John Barton, TxDOT deputy executive director. "That's a fact."

Wearing a seat belt increases the chances of surviving a serious crash by 45-percent.

Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to be buckled up, including back seat passengers.

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