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Click It or Ticket

2008 Mobilization

May 19 - June 1

Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Yet nearly one in five Americans (18 percent nationally) still fail to regularly wear their seat belts. That's why this May, State Highway Safety Offices partnered with state and local law enforcement and other groups to launch the annual Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt mobilization campaign.

The 2008 campaign emphasized nighttime seat belt use. The nighttime crash fatality rate is about three times higher than the daytime rate. Data show that the later at night a crash occurs, the less likely a fatally injured occupant is to be buckled up. Increasing seat belt use among occupants traveling at night could substantially lessen injury and fatality rates.

For a list of seat belt laws by state, check out GHSA's Seat Belt Law chart.

Examples of states' 2008 CIOT mobilization efforts are listed below. To find out more, contact the public information officer for your State Highway Safety Office.