The enforcement effort is part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign focused on increasing seat belt use.
“Seat belts have proven time and time again to be life-savers,” said Sergeant Mike Parsons. “Buckling up should be second nature.”
At 96.2%, California has one of the highest seat belt use rates in the nation. However, 532 people killed in crashes statewide last year were not wearing a seat belt.
“Putting on a seat belt takes a few seconds and is your best protection in a crash,” said Sergeant Mike Parsons. “We want everyone to be as safe as possible when driving or riding in a car and wearing a seat belt is the easiest way to do that.”