TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) Extra law enforcement will be on patrol making sure that you are properly buckled up ahead of the busiest travel seasons of the year.
This season's annual "click-it or ticket" high visibility campaign kicked off Friday.
Law enforcement agencies across the state have extra units on the street looking for those who are not wearing a seat belt.
The campaign runs now until the end of the holiday weekend.
Last year, 127 unrestrained people died in traffic accidents -- many of those deaths could have been prevented with one simple click of the seat belt.
The "Click it. Or ticket" campaign is funded by a federal grant administered by KDOT. The crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign reminding motorists that wearing your seatbelt is the law, even in the backseat. And, it's your best defense in a crash.