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Click it or ticket campaign launches across the country

Posted at 7:13 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 19:13:50-04

Saving lives It's the goal of the click it or ticket campaign which is kicking off today across the country.

Law enforcement agencies are joining forces to provide increased seat belt enforcement.

As part of the zero-tolerance policy, driving or riding unbuckled will result in a ticket.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office, wearing your seat belt in Florida became a primary offense with The Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law (effective June 30, 2009).

The law requires that all drivers, all front seat passengers and all passengers under the age of 18 fasten their safety belts. (Section 316.614, Florida Statutes).

Since 2013, the percentage of fatalities in which the person was not wearing a seatbelt has gone down six percent, but there is still a long way to go.