The Amarillo Police Department and the Texas Department of Transportation will be taking part in "Click It or Ticket."

The Amarillo Police Department has received a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to fund extra officers.  Starting on Monday, May 23rd, and lasting through June 5th, Amarillo Police officers will be concentrating on seat belt violations.  Not only will they be focusing on motorists wearing seat belts, they will also be looking for child restraint violations.

Now remember, even people in the backseat must be buckled in.  So if you have people riding in your backseat, then make sure they put their seatbelt on before you move the vehicle.  Texas law requires that each person in the vehicle must be secured by a seat belt.

When it comes to children, all children younger than 8 years old must be in a child safety seat or a booster seat unless they are taller than 4 ft. 9 inches.

During 2015, 889 fatalities occurred on Texas roads and highways because people weren't wearing their seat belts.  Amarillo, saw 11 fatal crashes and 7 of those were due to the occupant not wearing their seat belt.

Click It or Ticket isn't about handing out tickets, it is about the safety of our citizens.

Don't become a statistic, make sure you and your passengers are safe by wearing your seat belt.

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