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Buckle up for 'Click It Or Ticket'

Police are going to be working around the clock to ensure every drivers safety in the upcoming days.

Posted: May 12, 2019 8:12 PM
Updated: May 13, 2019 8:55 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Expect heavier police presence this month.

Troopers and police are going to be on the streets on the lookout making sure you're following the rules of the road with the 'Click It or Ticket' campaign.

"They have a reason of why they are probably doing it in the first place to try to keep us safe," Norene Luley said.

Indiana law requires everyone to wear a seat belt.

People who don't wear them are more likely to die in crashes by 10 times in cars and suvs, 14 times in pickup trucks, and 15 times in vans.

"People drive like maniacs out there. We all need to slow down and enjoy ourselves and look at the view," Nancy Brickley said.

The number of people not buckling up in Indiana has dropped from 6.6% from the national average of 10.4%, but the number of drivers not wearing their seat belts make up a little over half of the traffic deaths.

Police say don't just buckle up for yourself during a crash, make sure others are buckled in the car to prevent major injury or death.

‘Click It Or Ticket’ continues through the Memorial Day holiday and the start of summer traveling.

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