Buckle up. The ‘click it or ticket’ seat belt enforcement campaign is underway.
The campaign started Monday and runs until June 3.
Dozens of local and state law enforcement agencies in the state will be stopping and citing drivers who are not wearing seat belts.
Last year, there were 58,900 traffic convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt.
While the state’s seat belt use rate of 89.4 percent is the highest ever, it still lags behind the national average.
State troopers said they enforce the mandatory law, not to write citations, but to help save lives and prevent needless injuries.