UPDATED: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:32pm
BRAZOS COUNTY, Tx (KYLE) — "Click it or ticket" -- it's a slogan we're all too familiar with but one that not everyone takes seriously.
In 2012 traffic-related fatalities went up by 11 percent in the state of Texas resulting in 3,400 deaths.
With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner and the 45th anniversary of President Johnson's national traffic and motor vehicle safety act; mandating that every car have seatbelts, local law enforcement agencies are banding together for the 12th annual "Click it or ticket" campaign.
"Someone after those accidents I imagine, had to tell their daughters or sons, 'Honey they should have been wearing their seatbelts,'" said Bryan Police officer, Kelley McKethan. "That's why this campaign is very important because we don't want you to be someone else's lesson, we want you to be the example and buckle up."
The statewide initiative kicks off today and runs through June second, however; law enforcement will pull you over at any time if they see someone in the vehicle not wearing their seatbelt.