Raleigh, NC - RALEIGH, NC (WMBF) – North Carolina state and local law enforcement officers are cracking down on motorists who are not wearing their seat belts.
The launch of a statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign started Monday and will continue through June 6.
"This life-saving campaign reminds us to buckle up, every trip, every time," North Carolina Transportation Secretary Gene Conti said. "Wearing a seat belt no matter where you are seated in a vehicle is the law in North Carolina, so I remind all citizens to 'Click It or Ticket.'"
Last year, 438 unbuckled motorists died on North Carolina roadways. Regular seat belt use is the most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
The statewide campaign is sponsored by the NC Governor's Highway Safety Program. The agency will sponsor "Click It or Ticket" nights at the following minor league baseball parks across the state during the campaign:
- May 26 - Carolina Mudcats
- May 28 - Kinston Indians
- June 1 - Greensboro Grasshoppers
- June 3 - Kannapolis Intimidators
- June 5 - Asheville Tourists
For more information regarding "Click It or Ticket" activities, contact (919) 733-3083.