Click It or Ticket Memorial Day
N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti
announced Tuesday the launch of a statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign to crack down on motorists
who are not wearing their seat belts.
State and local law enforcement officers will increase seat belt enforcement activities during the campaign, which runs through June 3.
“Buckling up can save your life, so wear your seat belt no matter where you are seated at in a vehicle. It’s the law,” said Conti.
Governor’s Highway Safety Program Director Becky Wallace, along with N.C. State Highway Patrol Col. Michael Gilchrist, paralyzed crash victim Lisa Mozingo and local law enforcement kicked off the campaign at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday morning.
In 2011, 397 unbuckled motorists died in crashes on North Carolina roads.
“Click It or Ticket” is administered by the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
For more information regarding “Click It or Ticket” activities, contact Don Nail at (919) 733-3083, or visit the GHSP website.