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Monday marks the start of the ‘Buckle Up Arizona!’ campaign

PHOENIX — Save lives, prevent serious injuries and avoid a ticket? It can be done if you Buckle Up Arizona!

“We’re going to start this Monday, May 18 and go through Sunday, May 31,” said Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes of the “Buckle Up Arizona!” campaign. “This is going to be an effort all across the country, but especially in Arizona. It’s to save lives and prevent serious injuries in the event of a collision.”

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety with the Phoenix Police Department has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to seat belt and child safety seat usage. When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50 percent.

“We’re trying to save lives, so when we say click it or ticket, if we catch you without proper restraint, you will be issued a citation,” added Holmes.

Law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up traffic enforcement patrols as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.