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Buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself in a crash. Wear your seatbelt. It could save your life.

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Click It or Ticket: Avoid Fines by Wearing Your Seat Belt

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.

Learn more about Click It or Ticket and proper seat belt fit (PDF).

Road Trip Tips to Save Money and Avoid Road Closures

Whether you’re driving locally or taking a road trip this summer, you can use these resources to help plan your trip, save money and avoid detours.

  • Gas Mileage Tips — Find out how driving efficiently, keeping your car in good condition, and combining trips can help you save money.
  • Traffic and Road Closures — Get resources to keep you informed about road and traffic conditions.
  • Scenic Byways — Find scenic drives that you might enjoy while traveling on the road.

Wherever you’re driving, make safety a top priority and keep in mind that most states have banned texting while driving. Learn more about distracted driving.

Find more tips for your road trips.