TxDOT is kicking off its annual "Click It or Ticket" seat belt awareness campaign, beginning Tuesday, May 1st.
This year's campaign could result in more citations than ever before.
Many drivers and passengers are still unaware of safety belt requirements enacted into law in 2009. All passengers in the back seat must now be buckled up, and children younger than 8 years old have to ride in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches.
Fines range from $25 to $250 plus court costs.
Law enforcement Officers will beef up patrol throughout Texas during the enforcement period of the campaign. The enforcement period runs from May 21 -June 3rd, officers will be ticketing drivers and passengers for not wearing their seat belts or not properly buckling up their children.