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Click It or Ticket: Annual seat belt campaign begins Monday across Wisconsin

Posted at 8:26 AM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 09:42:44-04

WISCONSIN — Hundreds of law enforcement officers will have extra eyes on unbuckled drivers and passengers for the next couple weeks.

The annual 'Click It or Ticket' campaign starts Monday and runs through Sunday, June 2nd. If officers see a driver or passenger without their seat belt on, they will stop the vehicle and issue a ticket.

Law enforcement officers will work for longer hours and in greater numbers to make sure people are following the state's 10-year-old mandatory seat belt law.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says 89 percent of Wisconsin drivers buckle up, an all-time high for the state of Wisconsin. However, about half of those killed in crashes were not wearing a safety belt.

Donald Driver, former wide receiver for the Packers, is a spokesperson for the campaign.

Failure to fasten a seat belt is one of the most common traffic violations in Wisconsin. Last year, more than 50,000 seat belt violations were issued.