Included is a national publicity campaign created to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts. Buckling up is the law. The special operation is created to send a zero-tolerance message across the six states that no matter where drivers and passengers are unbuckled, the result will be a ticket.
"Click it or Ticket means zero tolerance for unrestrained drives and passengers".
"We know that wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to survive a crash". "We don't want to have to write you a ticket, so please buckle-up, every trip, every time".
According to the latest statistics, about 9 in 10 motorists consistently wear a seat belt, which law enforcers say makes a big difference when they respond to the scene of a crash. It also requires all children less than 15 years of age to be properly secured in the vehicle.
An increased police presence will stress the proper use of seat belts and making sure all young passengers are properly restrained inside moving vehicles with auto seats or booster seats.
In 2017, 42 percent of automobile fatalities in North Carolina were drivers or passengers who were not wearing their seat belt.
Beginning Monday, May 21, and running through Tuesday, June 3, the annual "Click It or Ticket" national mobilization effort will use high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts.
Drivers and front seat passengers in Pennsylvania are required to fasten their seatbelts and children under four must be restrained properly in approved child safety seats.