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No One is Above the Law

Posted on April 30, 2015

The Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization is taking place all over the state from May 18th through May 31st, 2015. Law enforcement all over Texas will be stepping up their efforts to ticket motorists who are not wearing a seat belt. Whether you drive a big pickup truck or a tiny sedan, no one is above the law.

Your seat belt is the single most effective safety device in your vehicle. If you’re traveling at 50 mph and stop suddenly, your unbuckled body will keep moving at 50 mph. Your seat belt is designed to keep you from being thrown into the dashboard or windshield — or even onto the road. Airbags can be big lifesavers. But without seat belts, they can be ineffective and even dangerous. In a crash, seat belts ensure you’re not thrown into a fast-opening airbag—a force that could injure or kill you. Driver or passenger, front seat or back, state law requires everyone in the vehicle to be buckled up. Not buckling up could cost you up to $200 in court costs and fines. Or even worse, it could cost you your life.

Posted by TxDOT Traffic SafetyShare

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