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TxDOT launches 11th annual Click It or Ticket campaign

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Monday TxDOT kicked off an initiative encouraging motorists to buckle up or pay the price.

TxDOT launched the 11th Annual Click It or Ticket Campaign to raise awareness about the laws surrounding seat belt use. From May 21st through June 3rd, thousands of state troopers, police officers and sheriff's deputies across Texas will be on the lookout for drivers and passengers who aren't buckled up.  Texas currently ranks seventh in the nation for overall seatbelt use, but usage among pick-up truck drivers continues to lag.

"Law enforcement that's their job they write tickets so they have that capability throughout the year to write tickets this is just a time thats set aside to specifically target people who are not buckled up," said Kathi White, PIO, TxDOT.

Throughout the two week-long enforcement period, drivers and passengers who choose not to fasten their seat belts could be pulled over and fined up to $250, plus court costs.

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