Thousands of people die every year due to road accidents. In Oklahoma alone, nearly 700 people have died on the road since 2010, and a large percentage of them were killed because they were not wearing their seatbelts.
To avoid future accidents and to save more lives, law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma will be implementing their yearly “Click It or Ticket” mobilization program that strictly enforces the issuance of tickets to drivers and passengers who do not wear their seatbelts. Starting on May 21 and lasting through June 3, police officers will be setting up check points to inspect vehicles and crack down on those who do not buckle up.
Drivers and passengers must wear their seat belts at all times, and those who fail to do so will be issued a ticket immediately without any warnings. Drivers and passengers age 13 and older are required to use their seatbelts every time the vehicle operates. Children under 13 years of age must also be fastened safety, but the means may vary, depending on their weight and age.