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N.C. Holiday “Click It Or Ticket” Campaign Underway

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, this year’s Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign is underway in North Carolina. This is a North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s initiative. It runs from November 21-27 and aims to encourage motorists to buckle up through innovative and extensive enforcement and education, including seat belt checks in all North Carolina counties.

Last year, more than 1,700 people were killed and thousands more injured in vehicle crashes on North Carolina roads. One of the main contributors are people who don’t wear seat belts. In 2021, 555 people died and 1,150 were seriously injured in unbuckled crashes.

Officials urge everyone to wear a seat belt for long trips and even short trips no matter where you sit in the vehicle. Some other ways people can drive safely this holiday season include obey all speed limits, never drive impaired, tired or distracted, and slow down and always maintain a safe following distance between you and other vehicles.

For more safety tips, follow the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit www.ncghsp.org.