Another Click It Or Ticket campaign is underway, which means an extra effort by law enforcement to make sure motorists are buckled and kids are properly restrained.

Click It Or Ticket, which is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, involves more than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state.

Wearing your seat belt is not only the law in Minnesota, but it can save your life as these statistics show:

  • 211 unbelted motor vehicle occupants experienced life-changing injuries in 2018.
  • In 2018, over 70 percent of the unbelted deaths occurred in Greater Minnesota (outside the seven-county metro area).
  • In 2018, 37 percent of all motor vehicle deaths involved unbelted occupants, compared with 32 percent in 2017.
  • Children are paying with their lives if they are not in proper car seats. From 2014 – 2018 in Minnesota:  18 children (ages 0-7) were killed in motor vehicles and only seven of the victims were known to be properly secured (6 were not properly restrained, and restraint use was unknown in 5 fatalities).  Also, of the 89 children (ages 0-7) seriously injured in motor vehicles, only 49 percent of the victims were known to be properly secured.

The current Click It Or Ticket campaign runs through September 28, bet let's all agree to buckle up every single time all year long.