POLICE DEPARTMENT

CLICK IT OR TICKET  is Michigan's ongoing enforcement and education campaign to encourage motorists to buckle up.  The Click It or Ticket mobilization will start before Memorial Day, on May 20, and end on June 2, the Sunday after the holiday.

  • The annual Click It or Ticket campaign is Michigan's ongoing enforcement and education effort to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries by promoting seat belt use.
  • In Michigan, seat belt use stands at 93.4 percent, greater than the national seat belt use rate of 89.6 percent (2018 latest statistics.)
  • The mobilization is about saving lives, not writing tickets, which is why it is widely publicized.
  • Buckling up can reduce the serious injury or death by 45 percent.
  • Three out of four people ejected from their vehicle in a crash will die.  Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to stay alive in a crash.
  • Michigan law requires drivers, front seat passengers, and passengers 15 and younger in any seating position to be buckled up.  Children must be in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4'9" tall, and children 4 years old and under must be in the back seat, if a back seat is available.
  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes nationwide.
  • According to the NHTSA, among young adults 18 to 34 killed in crashes in 2017, more than half (57 percent) were completely unrestrained - one of the highest percentages of all age groups.
  • Men make up the majority of those killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide - 51 percent in 2017 compared to 39 percent of women.