Click it or Ticket

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

Texas transportation officials are urging drivers to buckle up or face traffic fines. TXDOT leaders kicked off their statewide Click It or Ticket campaign at the Alamo in San Antonio today with a giant seat belt in front of the Texas landmark.

TXDOT says this is one of many unconventional ways they're getting the word out, including Click it or Ticket messages on the Cadillac ranch in Amarillo.

"In the five years of our program, we estimate that 1200 lives have been saved and 28,000 injuries have been prevented, simply because more Texans are buckling up," said Carlos Lopez, a TXDOT spokesperson.

Studies say people who buckle up have a 50 percent better chance of surviving serious traffic accidents.

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  • by George Location: Orwell on May 7, 2007 at 04:33 PM
    Please, please don't protect me from me. I am a law abiding citizen and use my seat belts (and as a rider, a helmet) for my personal protection. However, that is a personal choice and need not be mandated by the government. Sure, there is a small percentage of the indigent that the state must provide care for in the event of an accident. By and large most of the motoring public are covered by insurance, incidentally, that is also required by the state of Texas to operate a motor vehicle (another issue for another time). Point is your article is just another example of lobbying by the insurance giants to get a larger piece of the pie and the state of Texas to put into the coffers the fines generated by enacting such laws.
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