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Nevada Highway Patrol, local law enforcement working on Click it or Ticket campaign

Nevada Appeal staff report

The Nevada Highway Patrol is teaming up with local law enforcement agencies to educate motorists on seatbelt usage. The Click it or Ticket campaign is now running through May 31.

Any person who’s driving and all passengers 6 years of age or older and weighing more than 60 pounds must wear a seat belt. Any child less than 6 years of age and who weighs less than 60 pounds must ride in a federally approved child restraint system. Also, it’s always safest for children under 13 years old to sit in the back seat — even on short trips from home.

Seat belt citations carry a $75 fine after court and administration fees. A citation for an unrestrained child is significantly higher. However, this is far less than the cost of a crash if they’re unbelted.

Memorial Day weekend, traditionally associated with the beginning of the summer travel season, is quickly approaching, and the message is worth repeating: Seat belts save lives.

The Nevada Highway Patrol would like to remind you it only takes 2 seconds to buckle up.

This Click it or Ticket campaign is funded through the Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

“Click it or Ticket” is a national program sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It’s the country’s most successful seat belt enforcement campaign ever.

For information on Joining Forces and other statewide traffic safety programs, visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com. Follow Zero Fatalities Nevada on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and @ZeroFatalitiesNV.