Buckle Up! Click it Or Ticket Begins Thursday in Michigan
Whether it be driving just to admire the leaves, headed to go apple picking, or hitting up a Halloween party, Autumn is one of the seasons where lots of Michiganders are out and about. Which also means the cops will be too.
Thursday, the 17th kicks off the Click It or Ticket campaign and until October 31, law enforcement from around the state will be looking for those people who aren't wearing their seatbelt. According to the Michigan State Police, 192 people were killed last year as a result of not wearing a seatbelt.
In the state of Michigan the driver, front seat passenger, and anyone 15 and younger must be buckled up. Those who are caught not doing so could face a $65 fine.
After July, October is the second deadliest month for seatbelt fatalities. Thankfully, though, we seem to be pretty good about that in Michigan. The MSP says "... the seat belt usage rate stands at 94.4 percent."