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Click It or Ticket: Police enforcing crackdown across metro Detroit

Posted: 9:06 AM, May 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-20 08:13:08Z
More than 20,000 vehicles stopped during recent statewide Click It or Ticket campaign

(WXYZ) — Starting Monday, police across metro Detroit will be looking for drivers and passengers who aren't wearing their seat-belts.

The crackdown is part of the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign, which runs for two weeks, including Memorial Day.

Anyone who gets caught without a seat-belt will face a $65 ticket.

“Three out of four people ejected from a vehicle in a crash will die,” said Michael L. Prince, OHSP director. “Wearing a seat belt is the simplest thing you can do to reduce injuries and save lives. Buckle up for the ones who will miss you - every trip, every time.”

Last Memorial Day, 19 people died in traffic crashes over the holiday period, almost double the number in 2017. Michigan law requires drivers, front seat passengers, and passengers 15 and younger in any seating position to be buckled up.

Children must be in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall.