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Click It or Ticket campaign starts soon, ends June 3
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DARLINGTON - Lafayette County Sheriff's Office will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaign from May 21 to June 3.

In Wisconsin, about nine of 10 motorists consistently wear a safety belt; the 10 percent who fail to buckle up account for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes each year, according to a news release.

The state's safety belt use rate of 89.4 percent is the highest ever but still lags behind the national average. Last year in Wisconsin, there were 58,899 traffic convictions for failure to fasten a seatbelt.

In Wisconsin, law enforcement officers can stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a seatbelt. In addition, drivers can be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle.