OKLAHOMA — Oklahoma law enforcement agencies across the Sooner State will be cracking down on the national Click-It or Ticket initiative.
The campaign seeks to ensure the safety of those in motor vehicles, and intends to make sure that everyone has their seat belt buckled while driving or riding.
Oklahoma law requires drivers and front seat passengers age 13 and over to have a safety belt properly fastened at all times the vehicle is being operated. Children age 12 and younger are required to be properly restrained in the appropriate car seat, booster seat or seat belt, according to the child’s age and weight.
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) statistics show there were 621 fatality accidents in Oklahoma in 2013, and almost 2500 accidents that left victims incapacitated.
Statistics also show that you are 55 percent more likely to die when not wearing your seat belt during a serious accident, according to a press release from the Norman Police Department.
“Please, always wear your seatbelt while in a vehicle, and, if you are planning to drink alcohol, designate a sober driver before going out and give that person your keys,” the Norman Police Department urges.