We've all heard and have seen the saying "Click it or ticket" and for the next few weeks the New York State Police will be taking that saying very seriously. And you should be too.

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According to a press release from the New York State Police they will be teaming up with local law enforcement to conduct the Click it or Ticket campaign promoting seat belt and child seat safety. The Click it or Ticket campaign will begin today, May 22nd and run through June 4th.

During last years campaign 28,000 safety restraint violations were given out. Troopers and Police Officers will be checking to make sure that all front seat passengers, no matter what their age, are properly secured and that all rear passengers under the age of 16 are wearing their seat belts. As for child seat safety, there are several safety precautions that need to be met including:

  • Children up to the age of 4 must be properly restrained in a federally approved child safety seat.
  • Children less than age 4 but weighing more than 40 pounds may be restrained in a booster seat with a lap/shoulder safety belt.
  • Children ages 4, 5, 6 and 7 must be properly secured in an appropriate child restraint system, one for which the child meets the height and weight recommendations of the child restraint manufacturer.
  • Children riding in booster seats must be secured with a combination lap/shoulder seat belt (State Police advise motorists to NEVER secure a child in a booster seat with only a lap belt).

During the hours of 4pm and 8pm today New York will be one of the 24 states taking part in the Border to Border patrol. Law enforcement check points will be set up along neighboring state highways with seal belt check points.