Click It or Ticket: Police urge drivers to buckle up to save lives

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Police and law enforcement across the country are out looking for people who aren't buckling up.

Click It or Ticket is a national campaign that runs through the end of June.

In West Palm Beach, police say they are on patrol looking for drivers and passengers who are not wearing their seat belts.

Drivers who aren't buckling up will get a ticket that police say could cost them around $116.

"We're out there to save lives.  We're not out there to ruin days by stopping them and giving them a citation. It's easy (and) should be second nature," West Palm Beach Police traffic homicide investigator Ryan Secord says.

Secord said a recent crash at Okeechobee Boulevard and Baywinds Drive can be seen as an example of why wearing seat belts can save lives.

Two people were killed when a car hit a pole on on May 11.

He says three people were in the car and the only person who had their seat belt on survived.

Along with local police departments, the Florida Highway Patrol and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office are other agencies taking part in Click It or Ticket .

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