San Diego County CA— This month, the Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on people who don’t wear their seat belts. The nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign will run now to June 5th.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2014 weren’t wearing their seat belts.
“I want to remind everyone to buckle up before driving,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “Not only is it the law, but those seconds it takes to put on your seat belt could save your life.”
Be aware that deputies are ALWAYS looking for drivers who aren’t following California’s seat belt laws.
The Sheriff’s Department issued 698 seat belt violation citations in 2015. In 2014, deputies issued 727 citations.
Anyone caught not wearing their seat belt may be cited. A first offense will cost you approximately $160.