'Click It Or Ticket' Program Takes Effect This Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2016

"Click It or Ticket" Logo
Credit State of Michigan / michigan.gov

As the summer travel season gets underway, local law enforcement officials will be conducting their annual crackdown on seat belt use.

The "Click it or Ticket" campaign for Michigan motorists means, state police, sheriff officials, and local police officers will be conducting extra patrols to encourage seat belt use.

Ann Readett is communications manager for the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.  She says what the program is all about.

"[It's about] changing behavior, not about writing tickets.  But, we'll have extra officers out there as a little extra reminder and incentive to make those really safe choices."

Research shows when seat belts are used properly, the risk of being killed in a vehicle crash is reduced by nearly 45%

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