HARLINGN — Police urge everyone to wear their seat belts at all times.
Just last week, the state stepped up enforcement efforts and actively ticketed both drivers and passengers who were not buckled up.
The Texas Department of Transportation’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign ran from May 23 through June 5 across the state.
During the enforcement campaign, the Harlingen Police Department issued 80 seat belt violation citations and 45 other related violation citations.
The San Benito Police Department issued more than 100.
Everyone inside a vehicle, both the front and back seats, needs to buckle up, police said.
TxDOT reported that wearing a seat belt increases the chances of surviving a crash by 45%.