Click It or Ticket starts Monday

Connecticut

With Memorial Day around the corner, police are reminding drivers to wear their seatbelts.

Click It or Ticket starts Monday, and officers will be on the lookout for drivers not wearing their seatbelts.

“If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits,” said East Hartford Police Chief Scott Sansom. “Seat belts save lives, and everyone-front seat and back, child and adult-needs to remember to buckle up-every trip, every time.”

Related: Lawmakers may extend Connecticut seat belt law to back seat

A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in 2017, over 10,000 people who were killed in car accidents weren’t buckled.

The state fine for getting caught not wearing a seatbelt is $92.

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