'Click It or Ticket' Campaign Under Way in Dearborn
Law enforcement agencies will be looking for motorists who aren't buckled up during the "Click It or Ticket" campaign that runs through June 5.
Seen any Dearborn police officers out lately? Better buckle up.
A busy season of barbecues, graduation parties and trips Up North is about to kick off and, in anticipation, the national Click It or Ticket campaign has begun.
Officers from more than 200 Michigan law enforcement agencies will work to enforce the state's seat belt law, which requires all drivers, as well as passengers in the front seat or who are 15 or younger, to buckle up.
"Michigan has a primary seat belt law, which means law enforcement can stop and ticket motorists solely for not being buckled up," according to the Michigan State Police website.
The law also says children must ride in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4'9" tall, whichever comes first. Those who do not comply could face a $65 fine.
The campaign began May 21 in Dearborn, but will heat up with the Memorial Day weekend.
"Dearborn police are involved in seatbelt and drunk driving campaigns," said Chief of Police Ronald Haddad. "It starts with this holiday weekend."
Expect to see the heaviest seatbelt patrols in Dearborn on May 29-June 2.
The Click It or Ticket campaign, which is federally funded, lasts through June 5.