Click It Or Ticket
Police across Minnesota want to make sure everyone is wearing their seat belts as part of their latest “Click It or Ticket” campaign. The Department of Safety put out a new public service announcement last weekend comparing the impact of a crash without a seatbelt to falling from a tall building.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that more than half of those who were not wearing their seat belts when they were killed in car crashes ended up being ejected from their vehicles.
While wearing your seat belt while you’re driving is something you should always be doing, there’s more reason to do it starting Monday as agencies from around the state are targeting unbelted drivers. Law enforcement agencies around the state are enforcing a crackdown on seat belt usage for their annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that 15 unbuckled drivers died in October — the deadliest month of the year so far for people not wearing seat belts.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, along with the Minnesota State Patrol, ramps up the “Click or Ticket Campaign” for the next two weeks starting Friday.
The “Click It or Ticket” campaign wrapped up June 3, which included 313 reporting law enforcement agencies from around the state. A total of 12,639 citations were issued over the two-week stretch.
New digital billboards went up Monday with the simulated image of someone plunging from a building. It’s a dramatic part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign that started Monday and goes until June 3.
Police are warning motorists to buckle up as the “Click It or Ticket” campaign will be back up and running next Monday.