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Stepping Up Enforcement

Posted on May 2, 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.

Posted by TxDOT Traffic SafetyShare

One Response to “Stepping Up Enforcement”

  1. Capt. Rick Thomssen says:

    Hello:

    Our agency (Granger Police Department) has participated in the ‘click it or ticket’ program in the past and as a result of registering, was eligible for funding through a drawing of all participating agencies at the end of the campaign.

    Can you please tell us if this funding drawing continues for this year, and if so, how we would go about registering our agency to participate again.

    Thank you,

    Capt. Rick Thomssen
    Granger PD