“Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign begins

The enforcement campaign continues in Green Bay and other communities through early June
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 3:30 PM CDT|Updated: May. 22, 2023 at 5:30 AM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Police in Green Bay police and across the country will be paying special attention to whether you and others in your car are wearing seatbelts.

The national “Click It or Ticket” campaign starts Monday, May 22, to send a critical message to drivers.

The enforcement campaign happens every year around this time, ahead of the heavy travel for Memorial Day weekend.

Law enforcement would like to remind drivers that buckling up saves lives -- and it is, of course, the law to wear seat belts. The fine for not wearing your seat belt in Wisconsin is $10, but drivers face higher fines for not having children properly secured.

According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, 92% of people across the country wore seatbelts in 2022.

“Click It or Ticket” runs through Sunday, June 4, in Green Bay.

A seatbelt-enforcing task force will also be in Ashwaubenon Friday, May 26, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and again on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The task force will be watching in Hobart and Lawrence on Tuesday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.