Buckle up! ‘Click It Or Ticket’ campaign hits the road

Evening traffic on Austin highways.
Evening traffic on Austin highways.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More officers than usual will be hitting the roads over the next few weeks for the annual Click It Or Ticket campaign.

The campaign runs from May 19 to June 1. Studies show that 90 percent of drivers in Texas wear their seat belt, but the campaign is a good reminder.

“We have to do this every year because there are thousands of new Texans driving — whether they just turned 16 or they are part of the thousands moving to Texas every day,” said Chris Bishop, with the Texas Department of Transportation.

A ticket for not wearing a seat belt can cost about $200.

Texas law says everyone in the car must wear their seat belt.

Children under 8 years old have to ride in a child safety seat or booster seat, unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches.

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