National Click It or Ticket Week.
When you’re not wearing your seat belt, you’re risking serious injury or death. And unlike a TV show or a movie, there’s no rewinding and no do-overs. From May 23rd through June 5th, cops will be stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists not wearing their seat belts. Why are cops enforcing seat belt laws? Because in real life, you don’t get a second chance.
One of the safest choices drivers or passengers can make is to buckle up. In 2015, seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,941 lives. Many Americans understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt – the national use rate is at 90.1 percent – but nearly 27.5 million still don’t buckle up. Check out NHTSA’s resources about seat belt usage, the benefits of always wearing a seat belt, and the potentially fatal consequences of not buckling up.