South Florida law enforcement agencies say they will be out in force Monday through June 6 looking for drivers and passengers who aren’t wearing seat belts.
Florida’s 10th annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign is designed to increase seat belt compliance as the summer driving season begins.
Drivers and passengers who do not buckle up are about 14 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than those who use their safety belt, officials say.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, 9,372 drivers not wearing seat belts were injured and 567 more were killed in crashes in 2007.
Sixty percent of children killed in crashes were not buckled up, the agency says.