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Click it or Ticket: Get ready to buckle your seat belts

Click it or Ticket: Get ready to buckle your seat belts

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

If you're getting behind the wheel, you'd better buckle up. New Orleans police kick off their "Click it or Ticket" campaign.

The goal is simple - get everyone in the car to buckle up.

"A lot of individuals think that the law does not apply to them in the rear seat or in the passenger seat," said NOPD Lt. Anthony Micheu. "Therefore, we need to engage and make them aware."

The police have teamed up with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and dozens of other agencies across the state. Officers will be out in force through the start of June.

"This period includes Memorial Day because traditionally, it's one of the worst holidays for traffic deaths in Louisiana," said Elaine Rougeau with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. "If you're spotted without a seat belt - you will get pulled over and you will get a ticket."

A ticket could cost anywhere from $25 to $50.

 

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