In North Carolina and across America, millions of deaths and injuries are caused because people don't use safety belts and child passenger safety seats.
Read More Research shows that appeals to "do the right thing" don't work for the people who don't use belts. What gets them to buckle up is high visibility enforcement. That means checkpoints and traffic tickets for drivers not using belts.
North Carolina's "Click It or Ticket" program began in 1993 to increase seat belt and child safety use rates through stepped-up enforcement of the state's seat belt law. Nearly every law enforcement agency in the state participates in "Click It or Ticket," one of the most intensive law enforcement efforts of its kind.
North Carolina's "Click It or Ticket" program is so successful that it serves as a model for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). States throughout the country conduct "Click It or Ticket" campaigns, increasing awareness of seat belt safety daily.