More than 50% of vehicle occupants killed in crashes in Tennessee were not wearing seat belts. The Click It or Ticket campaign is a high visibility enforcement mobilization by local and state law enforcement officials to crack down on seat belt violations.
Click It or Ticket isn’t about the citations; it’s about saving lives. Seat belts are your best defense in the event of a crash. In 2012 seat belts saved an estimated 12,174 people from dying. From 2008 to 2012 seat belts saved nearly 63,000 lives.
Seat belt use is required by law for a reason: If all passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts, an additional 3,031 lives could have been saved in 2012 alone.
Tennessee’s local and state law enforcement officials work strenuously to educate every Tennessean through the Click It or Ticket campaign as to the necessity of seat belt usage by utilizing saturation patrols, safety checkpoints, and public information messages.