Texas Police Step Up Seatbelt Enforcement Starting Today Through May 31
If you are caught not wearing your seatbelt Monday, May 18 through Sunday, May 31, you will get a ticket.
According to reports from TxDOT, fines and court costs can total up to $200 if you get caught not wearing your seat belt.
Here's why they say you need to buckle up:
In 2014, 2,587 motor vehicle traffic crashes occurred in Texas in which unrestrained vehicle occupants sustained fatal or serious injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps keep occupants from being ejected in a crash and increases the chances of surviving by 45 percent. In pickup trucks, that number jumps to 60 percent, as those vehicles are twice as likely as cars to roll over in a crash.