Police across Wisconsin are cracking down on drivers who don’t buckle up.
As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, police agencies have started their annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. State Transportation Safety Director, Major Dan Lonsdorf, says over 375 agencies are participating this year and they’ll be out looking for drivers and passengers who aren’t wearing a seat belt.
Wisconsin has had a primary seat belt enforcement law in place for nearly a year, which allows police to pull you over simply for not buckling up. Violators face a $10 fine.
Despite that ne law, Lonsdorf says many people still aren’t getting the message. At least one in every four drivers are still refusing to buckle up and Wisconsin ranks in the bottom five among states for seatbelt usage.
Lonsdorf says it’s disappointing, because seat belts have proven time and again that they can save lives.