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2023 Click It or Ticket campaign

2023 Click It or Ticket campaign
May 15, 2023

Cobb County is urging drivers to buckle up during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, runs from May 22 to June 4, 2023.

According to NHTSA, in 2021, there were 11,813 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 57% of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Georgia, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation  for an adult driver or front-seat passenger not wearing a seatbelt is $15.00. If the unrestrained (or improperly restrained) occupant of a passenger vehicle is a child that is eight years old or older, the fine for that child not being properly restrained is $25.00.

NHTSA data shows that seat belt use is higher among females than males. In fact, nearly twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females in 2021. Of the males killed in crashes during that same year, more than half (54%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 42% were not buckled up.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit