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.