Contact Us

TxDOT’s “Click it or Ticket” Campaign Celebrating 15th Anniversary

Texas Department of Transportation
Texas Department of Transportation

The month of May marks the 15th anniversary of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign and over the years it has it has resulted in 5,068 fewer traffic deaths according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The campaign that asks Texans to buckle up is a law, but it’s also an important part of protecting yourself in case of a car crash. When the “Click It or Ticket” campaign launched in 2002, only 76 percent of Texans used their seat belts.

The campaign might seems unnecessary, but it makes a difference for drivers and can save lives. Reports say that wearing a seat belt helps keep occupants from being ejected in a crash and increases the chances of surviving by 45 percent in a car, and up to 60 percent in a truck.

In 2016, 994 people died because they weren’t wearing seat belts – an increase of 9 percent over the 908 seat belt related fatalities recorded in 2015. Today, nearly 92 percent buckle up, but 8 percent still don’t and the number of people who don’t buckle up doubles to 16 percent at night.

Recently, 19 year-old Payton Ross Jennings of Big Spring lost his life after over correcting on FM 3033 northeast of Stanton. A passenger in the car, 33 year-old Andrew Summers, sustained incapacitating injuries. Jennings and his passenger were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal accident.

In Texas, the law requires everyone in a vehicle to buckle up or face fines and court costs up to $200.

 

Stay up to date with our newsletter

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.