As the summer quickly approaches, the number of drivers on Texas roads is expected to increase significantly, but so will the number of accidents. Today kicks off the Texas Department of Transportation's annual Click It Or Ticket campaign to encourage you to buckle up. Elizabeth explained more on Action 4 Sunrise. This year's campaign could result in more citations than ever before. Many drivers and passengers are still unaware of safety belt requirements enacted into law in 2009.
All passengers in the back seat must now be buckled up and children younger than eight-years- old have to ride in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4'9". Fines range from $25 to $250 per individual not buckled up, including court costs.