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‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign begins nationwide

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign begins nationwide. (Source: WTVM file) ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign begins nationwide. (Source: WTVM file)
‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign runs from May 23-June 5. (Source: NHTSA) ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign runs from May 23-June 5. (Source: NHTSA)
The NHTSA has released a PSA comparing a person’s odds of dying from various situations. (Source: NHTSA/YouTube) The NHTSA has released a PSA comparing a person’s odds of dying from various situations. (Source: NHTSA/YouTube)

(WTVM) – Drivers better think twice about buckling up when behind the wheel as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2016 ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign is now underway.

From May 23-June 5, police will be stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists not wearing their seat belts.

The NHTSA has released a PSA entitled ‘What are the Odds?’ comparing a person’s odds of dying from various situations. If you get in a crash without a seat belt, you only have a 50/50 chance of surviving.

Seat belt usage rates have increased to 88 percent on a national level, but 49 percent of the vehicle fatalities in 2014 were not wearing seat belts.

The NHTSA says that California and Georgia have the highest seat belt usage rates in the nation as 97.3 percent of drivers in those states buckle up while behind the wheel.

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