The Sacramento Police Department will begin the 2011 start-of-summer Click It or Ticket mobilization campaign, May 23 - June 5, 2011. The state-wide campaign relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help save lives on California roadways.
California's current seat belt use rate of 96.2 percent is at an all- time high, but that still leaves nearly one million people who are not buckling up, putting their lives at risk every time they get into the car. The Click It or Ticket mobilization is credited with increasing the state's adult seat belt usage rate from 92.5 percent in 2005 to 96.2 percent in 2010.
"More than 600 permanent Click It or Ticket highway signs, which have been up since 2005, have been updated to reflect the 'Minimum $142' message as a reminder to motorists that failing to buckle up is costly. The fines and fees for first time adult seat belt violations is a minimum of $142. For children under 16, the fine is $445 for a first time offense.
More than 140 local law enforcement agencies statewide and the California Highway Patrol will be participating in this year's Click It or Ticket mobilization. Funding to support California's Click It or Ticket campaign was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.