Remember, San Diegans, click it or buy a ticket – this is what California advises the public to do when it comes to seat belts.
This year’s Click It or Ticket campaign starts on Monday and lasts until June 6th. However, heads of state hope the message and its impact will leave a lasting impression to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers.
Chula Vista Police Department will not be much different from any other time and will actively look for drivers and passengers who are not wearing seat belts. Violations could result in fines of $ 162 for an unbuckled adult and a fine of $ 490 for an unbuckled child.
“Using a seat belt is the easiest and safest way to protect yourself in a vehicle,” said CVPD representative Oscar Miranda in a statement. “It only takes a few seconds and is your best defense in the event of a crash.”
Buckle up helps save lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 43% of passengers killed in a car accident in 2019 did not wear seat belts.
“If you’re not restrained, jump around in that car. That person is a threat not only to yourself, but to everyone else in the car,” said Jake Sanchez, California Highway Patrol officer.
To learn more about the campaign, click here.