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Posted on May 1, 2014

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The 2014 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization is taking place all over the state from May 19th through June 1st, 2014. Police officers will be stepping up their efforts to ticket motorists who are not wearing a seat belt. Whether motorists live in a city, the suburbs, or a rural area, local law enforcement will be out in force.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 13,268 traffic fatalities occurred in rural locations. Out of those fatalities, 54 percent were not wearing their seat belts.

People who live in rural areas believe that the close-knit nature of their small town will get them out of a ticket. However, motorists should not think that knowing the officer who pulled them over will help them avoid a ticket. Cops are cracking down everywhere on those not wearing their seat belts. Be sure to buckle up or face a fine.

For more information visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.

Posted by TxDOT Traffic SafetyShare

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