Kansas kicks off "Click-it or Ticket" campaign

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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.