Amarillo Police Department Kick Off ‘Click It Or Ticket’
We have all heard the slogan, 'Click it or Ticket.' Well, the Amarillo Police Department is cracking down on seat belt violators throughout the month of May.
If you have a bad habit of not wearing your seatbelt, you might want to rethink it. Not only will it save your life, but it could save you some money. Yesterday May 10th, the APD started participating in the 'Click it Or Ticket' campaign.
The department was given a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation that will help pay extra officers to patrol and concentrate on seat belt and child restraint violations during this time. So yes, that means more police officers will be out on the streets.
Texas law requires that every person in a car must wear a seat belt. And children 8 and under must ride in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4'9".
In 2015, more than 2,000 vehicle crashes took place where unrestrained people suffered serious or fatal injuries.
Be safe and save your life, buckle up!