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State Begins Annual ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign

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A driver buckles his seat belt before starting up his car. (credit: SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

A driver buckles his seat belt before starting up his car. (credit: SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN (AP) - Better buckle up in your car, truck or other vehicle.

Monday marks the beginning of the 10th annual Texas “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign. Through Sunday, June 5, troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement officers will beef up enforcement of state laws requiring all riding in motor vehicles to buckle up. Also, children younger than age 8 must be in a child safety or booster seat unless they’re talker than 4-foot-9.

The DPS says that since the first campaign in 2002, seat belt usage in Texas has increased from 76 percent to almost 94 percent. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that’s resulted in more than 2,800 fewer traffic facilities and 48,000 fewer severe injuries in Texas since 2002.

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