Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off, local law enforcement agencies conduct seat belt checks

Posted at 5:35 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 17:35:44-05

MARYLAND  — Click It or Ticket, Maryland's annual push to get you to buckle up when driving is underway.

To help launch the campaign, State Police, The Harford County Sheriff’s Office and the Baltimore County Police Department conducted seat belt checks Monday afternoon.

Last year, 534 people died on Maryland highways in car crashes.

Every year, one in three people who died in crashes were not wearing a seat belt.

"We want Marylanders to buckle up. We want them buckle up not just when they’re the driver but when they're the passenger or in any seat in the car. Our motto is buckle up every seat every time. We want to make sure that everybody that's in the vehicle is getting to their destination safely."

Nearly 40 law enforcement agencies across the state are enforcing click it or ticket.

If anyone older than 16-years-old is not wearing a seat belt, the driver could get an $83 ticket for each offense.