Click it Or Ticket
Michigan’s Click It or Ticket campaign is a law enforcement initiative aimed at increasing seatbelt usage and reducing the number of injuries caused by car accidents and traffic fatalities.
The Click It or Ticket campaign in Michigan typically runs during the warmer months that are busier travel times, such as around Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. During this period, law enforcement officers increase patrols and conduct checkpoints to identify and ticket drivers and passengers who are not wearing seatbelts.
The campaign originated in North Carolina in the United States in 1993 and has since been adopted by many other states, including Michigan. It is designed to raise awareness about the importance of wearing seat belts while driving or riding in a vehicle. Seat belts are one of the most effective ways to prevent injuries and fatalities in car accidents, and the Click It or Ticket campaign is intended to remind people of this fact and encourage them to make a habit of always buckling up when they get in a car. It also emphasizes the importance of proper child safety seat usage and the need for all children under the age of 8 to ride in a carseat or booster seat.
Fines for not wearing a seatbelt in Michigan can range from $65 to $105, depending on what violation is issued. Many times, law enforcement officers may end up issuing traffic tickets for other violations they discover during the traffic stop to check whether or not you and your passengers are wearing seatbelts.
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Contact a Michigan Traffic attorney with any questions.