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Click It or Ticket Traffic Stops Start Today



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    Police will be stopping cars and checking to see if you are buckled in.

    If you don’t usually do it, there’s an incentive to buckle your seat belt before driving.

    Police across the state will be stopping drivers at seat belt checkpoints to ensure that the belts are on.

    The 2010 National "Click It or Ticket" campaign begins this morning and continues to June 6.

    In April, the State of Connecticut raised the fine for failure to wear a seat belt while operating a motor vehicle and front seat passenger not wearing a seat belt, from $37 to $92.

    Across the country, more than 12,000 people in passenger vehicles died in traffic crashes between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. in 2008, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and 64 percent of the people killed were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crash.