If you are one of those people that doesn't wear their seat belt in the car, you could be in for a heavy fine, so buckle up!

According to a New York State Department of Motor Vehicle press release, the New York State "Buckle Up Click it or Ticket" program is running now through June 3rd.

New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will be using marked and unmarked vehicles, checkpoints, and roving details to patrol for people without their seat belts on. New York law says that both the driver and front seat passenger must wear a seat belt and remember that New York law allows police to stop motorists for not wearing a seat belt even if they are not committing any other traffic infractions.

New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said, “The threat of injury and death in car crashes increases significantly when motorists and passengers do not wear their seat belts. For the next two weeks, troopers, deputies and police officers statewide will be conducting checkpoints to ensure that motorists and passengers are obeying the seat belt laws. Our message is very clear: it's click it or ticket, seat belts save lives.”

So as you head out to enjoy the three day weekend make it a point now and forever to buckle up, it could save your life.

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