It blows my mind that some people still don't wear their seatbelts, or don't make their children wear them. Studies have proven that seatbelts save lives! According to Traffic Safety Marketing, in 2017, seatbelts save almost 15,000 lives! Unfortunately, over 2500 people lost their lives because they weren't wearing theirs. I can't even imagine driving without one, it's crazy to me! If you're one of those people who don't wear their seatbelt, you may want to start.

Today starts a national campaign called "Click It or Ticket" and it will continue until June 2nd. What does this mean? Well, according to The Patch, police officers including ones from all our local towns are going to be looking for people NOT wearing their seat belts and if they see you, you will be pulled over and you will be issued a citation. Police are also going to be on the lookout for other driving violations like talking on the phone, texting and driving, and even excessive speeding. So, I would be very careful driving over these next couple of weeks, because the police are out and they're ready to write tickets if that's what it takes to keep other drivers safe. That's the whole purpose behind this campaign, to keep people safe!