Police kick off annual 'Click It or Ticket' campaign
As people are getting ready to hit the road for Memorial Day, police are urging drivers and passengers to buckle up, or face the consequences. Yesterday, police launched their annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign aimed at driving home the message that wearing a seatbelt is not optional. "You may be a good driver, but somebody else may not be, and it's the other person you got to worry about," says Edward Corbin, of Yonkers.People caught in a car without a seatbelt could get a $130 ticket. If a passenger 16 years old and under is not buckled in, the fine could be higher.Experts say in 2009, nearly 1,300 lives were saved by seatbelts, but 4,000 people were killed because they weren't buckled in. The "Click It or Ticket" effort is being credited with raising seatbelt compliance to 90 percent last year.