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2016 “Click it or Ticket” Press Tour

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Click it or Ticket or worse.

TxDOT is taking the “Click It or Ticket” message all across Texas. See the press event schedule below. Locations and dates are subject to change.

May 3 – Austin – State Capitol South Lawn – 10:30 am
May 4 – San Antonio – Main Plaza – 10:30 am
May 5 – Laredo – Laredo Energy Arena – 10:30 am
May 6 – Harlingen – Iwo Jima Monument at Marine Military Academy – 10:30 am

May 9 – Midland – Petroleum Museum – 10:30 am
May 10 – El Paso – Upper Tom Lea Park – 10:30 am
May 11 – Lubbock – Buddy Holly Center – 10:30 am
May 12 – Wichita Falls – The Falls in Lucy Park – 10:30 am

May 16 – Houston – Houston City Hall – 10:30 am
May 17 – Beaumont – Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown – 10:30 am
May 18 – Waco – Waco Suspension Bridge – 10:30 am
May 19 – Tyler – Tyler Rose Garden, Queen’s Court – 10:30 am

May 23 – Dallas – Dallas City Hall Plaza – 10:30 am

View and download all of the press materials here.

Crackdown Dates

Friday, May 18th, 2012


From May 21 through June 3 – which includes Memorial Day weekend – thousands of law enforcement officers around the state will be working overtime to ticket anyone who isn’t buckled up.

Here’s the law in Texas: everyone in the vehicle must be secured by a seat belt. That means every rider for every ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re the driver or a passenger in the front or back seat, if you’re not buckled up, you can get a ticket.

Officers will also ticket drivers whose young passengers are not properly buckled up. Children younger than 8 years old must be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4 feet, 9 inches tall. Fines are up to $250, plus court costs.

Don’t Pickup a Ticket

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012



TxDOT launched its 11th annual Click It or Ticket safety campaign with a Click it or Ticket-themed pickup suspended in air with seat belt material. It’s part of the agency’s efforts to call attention to the life-saving properties of seat belts and alert motorists of the annual crackdown on those who don’t buckle up.

Texas currently ranks seventh in the nation for overall seat belt use, and 93.7 percent of Texas motorists use their seat belts according to the Texas Transportation Institute. While Texas drivers and passengers are now buckling up in record numbers, seat belt use among pickup truck drivers and passengers continues to lag behind. That’s why safety officials especially are hoping to convince more pickup drivers and passengers to buckle up.

See the full “Click It or Ticket” news release here.

Texas Press Tour

Monday, April 30th, 2012

TxDOT is taking the “Click It or Ticket” message all across Texas. See the press event schedule below. Locations and dates are subject to change.

Tuesday, May 1: Austin – Lady Bird Lake
Wednesday, May 2: Houston – Sabine Bridge
Thursday, May 3: Dallas – Reunion Tower
Tuesday, May 8: Rio Grande Valley – TxDOT Travel and Info Center
Wednesday, May 9: San Antonio – Institute of Texas Cultures
Friday, May 11: El Paso – Upper Tom Lea Park
Tuesday, May 15: Amarillo – Palo Duro Canyon (Upper Parking Lot)
Wednesday, May 16: Lubbock – Buddy Holly Center
Thursday, May 17: Abilene – Abilene Zoo
Tuesday, May 22: Wascom (Atlanta District) – Travel and Information Center
Thursday, May 24: Corpus Christi – Whataburger Field
Friday, May 25: Laredo – Laredo Energy Arena

View and download all of the press materials here.

10 Years of Saving Lives

Thursday, May 5th, 2011


TxDOT’s 10th annual Click It or Ticket spring campaign kicks off this week with good news—Texans are buckling up more than ever, and thousands have been “saved by the belt.”

Before the Click It or Ticket campaign began in Texas in 2002, only 76.1 percent of the state’s population was buckling up. Thanks to a decade of increased enforcement and an extensive public education campaign about the life-saving benefits of seat belts, Texans are using seat belts in record numbers. According to the Texas Transportation Institute, 93.84 percent of drivers and passengers now buckle up. Experts at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimate that this increase over the past 10 years has resulted in 2,843 fewer traffic fatalities, 48,000 fewer serious injuries, and a savings to the state of more than $10 billion in associated costs.

See the full news release here.

Stepping Up Enforcement

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Between May 23 and June 5, law enforcement officers will increase efforts to ticket drivers and passengers who aren’t buckled up.

Here’s the law in Texas: everyone in the vehicle must be secured by a seat belt. That means unbuckled adult passengers in the back seat will be ticketed, too.

Officers will also ticket drivers whose young passengers are not properly buckled up. Children younger than 8 years old must be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4 feet, 9 inches tall. Fines are up to $250, plus court costs.

Law enforcement can download the promotional flyer with instructions on how to participate in the incentive program here.

Click It Across Texas

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

See the press event schedule. Locations and dates are subject to change.

May 3: Austin
Capitol Walk

May 5: San Antonio
Municipal Auditorium

May 9: Fort Worth
Fort Worth Convention Center Arena

May 12: El Paso
Parking garage across from Chavez Theatre at the El Paso Convention Center

May 16: Corpus Christi

May 17: Amarillo

May 19: Rio Grande Valley
King Kong at Bobz World, Los Fresnos

May 19: Wichita Falls

May 20: Lubbock

May 24: Houston
Houston City Hall

May 25: Tyler

May 26: Texarkana
Waskom Travel and Information Center on IH-20

Big Tex on Tour

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Big Tex Buckled Up

For more than 60 years, millions have peered up at this gentle giant at the State Fair of Texas and heard his distinctive welcoming voice. Now Big Tex has a new message for Texans: Click it or ticket.

Beginning May 3, a 20-foot replica of one of the state’s most famous citizens is traveling to Texas cities to encourage motorists to buckle up. Big Tex’s road trip is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s 9th annual Click It or Ticket spring campaign that warns drivers and passengers to fasten their safety belts or expect to get a ticket.

Big Tex’s Tour Schedule
May 3: Austin, 10:00 am
The Long Center
701 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704

May 7: Houston, 10:00am
Discovery Green, Sarofim Picnic Lawn
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010

May 8: Beaumont, noon
Spindletop – Gladys City Boomtown
5550 University Drive
Beaumont, TX 77705

May 10: Waskom, 10:00am
Waskom Tourist Information Center
1255 North IH 20 East
Waskom, Texas 75692

May 12: Wichita Falls, 10:30am
100 Central Frwy
Wichita Falls, TX 76305

May 13: Arlington, 10:00am
Circle at 1400 Nolan Ryan Expressway
Arlington, TX

May 18: San Antonio, 10:00am
Alamo Plaza
955 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

May 19: Amarillo

May 20: Lubbock

May 27: McAllen
McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd.
McAllen, TX, TX 78501

May 31: Arlington
Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76010