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SCVNews.com | LASD Reminds Drivers To ‘Click it or Ticket’ Over Memorial Day Weekend

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone who travels to visit friends or family on Remembrance weekend to keep in touch and keep children in child safety seats.

This year’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs from May 23 to June 5. During this time, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office will have additional deputies on patrol who are actively looking for drivers who are not wearing seat belts. This includes vehicles where children are not secured in child safety seats.

“Seat belts should be automatic for all drivers,” said Sergeant Robert Hill. “It’s the safest thing to do, especially when it comes to securing children in child restraints.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,893 people killed in road accidents across the country in 2020 did not wear seat belts. In California, the 756 people killed in road accidents by 2020 did not have seat belts, or nearly 20 percent of all road deaths in the state.

California law requires that a child be provided with a secure seat as long as he or she is at least 8 feet tall or at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. Children under the age of 2 should sit in the back seat unless the child weighs 40 pounds or more or is 40 or more inches tall.

California has a Seat Belt Act that allows law enforcement to buy tickets for not wearing a seat belt without committing any other traffic violations.

Funding for this project was provided through a grant from the California Department of Road Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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