El Paso, Texas (KTSM) – Driving season is officially here and Texas officers want the community to know they are stepping up enforcement of seat belts.
The reminder comes as part of TXDot’s ‘Click-it-or-Ticket’ campaign. Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to be properly secured or face fines up to $200.
Last year, officials say there was a 16% increase in deaths of unbuckled motorists on Texas roadways.
Putting on a seat belt takes a few seconds and can reduce the risk of dying in an accident by up to 45%.