Buckle Up Or Pay Heavy Fines
A huge campaign began on Monday to crack down on drivers and passengers to buckle up. I can't imagine not buckling up whenever I get in the car and now police will be out in full force making sure you do. It's the New York state "Click It Or Ticket" campaign that runs now through Sunday June 3rd. According to the New York state DMV press release, police will be enforcing the seat belt law day and night. There will be no warning. If you are pulled over and do not have your seat belt on, you will be fined.
New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will use marked and unmarked vehicles and checkpoints to fine drivers and front-seat passengers not using their seat belts.
Research shows that the compliance rate in New York state is ninety percent. Twenty one percent of fatal accidents are because the occupants were not wearing their seat belts. Stats also showed that when seat belts are used by the front seat passenger, it reduces the risk of fatal injury by forty five percent.
I guess if you just get in the habit of bucking up every time you get in the car, you will not only be safer, but there will be zero risk of getting a seat belt ticket.