This week is the start of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s two week national “Click It or Ticket” campaign to increase seat belt usage in cars.
During the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when many people are traveling, law enforcement agencies across the country will heavily enforce the message of Click It or Ticket. If you are caught not wearing your seat belt, you could be fined.
Research shows men ages 18-34 are the least likely to wear their seat belts, even though seat belts save nearly 13,000 lives each year, according to NHTSA.
Wearing your seat belt properly will help keep you safe.
The lap belt should sit across your hips below your stomach and the shoulder belt should sit comfortably across the middle of your chest and away from your neck.
Announcer: Shopping for a new car? Now comparing the fuel economy of different vehicles is faster and easier than ever before.
New fuel economy labels designed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation will let you quickly transfer information to your smart phone. Using a QR, or quick response reader app that you can download to your phone, scan the new labels to get mileage estimates, environmental emissions details and more.
The new labels will even help you see how much you can save at the gas pump with your new car or truck.
You can also customize these tools to your driving habits, and estimate fuel costs for city or highway driving. Figuring out how to save money and the environment just got easier.