Law enforcement officers will intensify efforts to crack down on unbuckled drivers and passengers during the state Department of Transportation's "Click It or Ticket" campaign, which goes from Monday through June 3.
Nealry 400 law enforcement agencies throughout the state will have more officers on the streets patrolling for longer hours to enforce Wisconsin's safety belt law, according to a DOT news release.
DOT officials said Click It or Ticket comes at a time when traffic deaths in the state have increased compared to the same time last year.
"Click It or Ticket is more than just a slogan for law enforcement agencies. Whenever officers observe an unbelted motorist, they will stop the vehicle and issue a citation," said Wisconsin State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable, director of the Bureau of Transportation Safety. "Last year in Wisconsin, there were nearly 85,000 convictions for failure to fasten safety belts. Among all traffic violations, safety belt convictions in Wisconsin were second only to speeding convictions."