Buckle up or pay up

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

If you don't wear your seat belt, be warned highway patrol troopers across Texoma are looking for you.

As part of the ‘Click It Or Ticket’ campaign, troopers are stepping up patrols to make sure you're wearing your seat belt.

The campaign runs from May 21 to June 3.

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety say they have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to driving without a seat belt. They say about 90 percent of Texas drivers use their seat belts, but they want to make that 100 percent.

Lonny Haschel, public information officer, says, "The majority of the collisions are in a very short radius, around your house, to the grocery store or the retail shop, well that’s where you need to buckle up."

If you get caught driving without a seat belt, DPS officials say you could face up to a $200 fine.

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  • by Terri Location: Sherman, Tx on May 12, 2007 at 03:42 PM
    My son does the same as Anonymous and he is only 2 he climbs out of his carseat no matter what carseat he is in... and Yes it is properly buckled. I have to undo my seatbelt and turn around and put him back in or pull over and put him in... How do you get a child to stay in their carseat when they don't mind
  • by Anonymous Location: Denison on May 12, 2007 at 08:02 AM
    I keep wondering What to do when my 3, (4 in one month,} yr old keeps getting out of her carseat while I am driving down the road? This has become a constant battle and I am having to constantly pull over to get her back in it, then she just does it again. How old does a child have to be to just sit in the seat with a regular seatbelt?
  • by kelly Location: kingston on May 12, 2007 at 07:31 AM
    it is good to know our fine officers are gettig the no seat belt wearers and not wasting their time on the real criminals
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