It’s That Time of Year. Click It or Ticket Starts Up In Amarillo.
Memorial Day weekend is coming up at the end of this week. A lot of us have plans to travel. When you're out traveling, keep in mind that the Click It or Ticket campaign has started.
Click It or Ticket this year is from May 24 until June 6. Buckle up.
Click It or Ticket is something we're all familiar with. It's been around for 19 years. Every year, the focus is to get more drivers wearing their seatbelts .
On the Texas Department of Transportation's website, they have some pretty interesting stats. On it, they state that about 91 percent of Texans actually wear their seatbelt.
91 percent seems pretty good to me.
I guess the big take away from that particular stat is that 9 percent of us are the reason why we still have the Click It or Ticket campaign. Though I'm not entirely sure that even with 100 percent of us "buckling up," that the campaign would end.
While I'm sure there are those who would like to credit the high seatbelt usage stats to the campaign, I personally believe that the unsung hero is your car.
I don't know about your vehicle, but mine screams in those annoying beeps at me if I don't buckle up. I don't know if it's safety that motivates me, or keeping my sanity intact. Either way, I'm buckled up and safer for it.
The TxDOT website also breaks down what to expect if you were to get a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt.
It can get a little pricey if you're caught not wearing your seatbelt. If you don't buckle up, you could face fines and court costs up to $200. I can think of a lot of other things I would like to do with $200.
They also put in a reminder out regarding car-seats and booster seats for kids. If your child is under 8 years old or under they'll need to be in a safety seat; unless they're taller than 4 feet 9 inches.
You can get more info about Click It or Ticket at TxDOT's website.