Buckling up in a car isn’t just the law, but it also saves lives.
That’s why transportation officials are getting ready to launch the national Click It or Ticket Campaign and enforcement.
In 2017, there were 60 motor vehicle fatalities in Hawaii. Of those, 21 were unrestrained.
“Every year, we push the message to ensure everyone is buckled up. And in general, Hawaii residents have listened. We’re second in the nation right now for seat belt usage. We’re 98 percent, just behind Georgia,” said Dept. of Transportation Ed Sniffen.
The ticket for not wearing a seat belt is more than $100.
If a child under eight years old isn’t properly restrained, there’s also a four hour class you’ll have to attend.
The Click It or Ticket Campaign enforcement begins Monday, May 20, through June 2nd.