With all the information and statistics we have on how wearing a seatbelt while driving or riding in a moving vehicle can literally save your life, that fact there are people who still don't wear them boggles my mind. I don't even start my truck until I have my seatbelt on, and I can't even imagine what kind of shape I'd be today if I didn't have my seatbelt on when I got t-boned by a drunk driver on my way to work last year, nor do I want to. Yet despite what we know, there are those who still don't strap in before hitting the road. They are the people Evansville Police will looking for during the Department's "Click It or Ticket" campaign going on now.

The campaign runs through November 29th and is made possible through funds provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, according to a press release provided by EPD Public Information Officer, Sergeant Nick Winsett.

The funds will help cover the cost of additional patrols as officers look for drivers and passengers who aren't wearing their seat belts.

How do we know wearing a seatbelt does help save your life? Sergeant Winsett's press release notes data from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute that states, "unrestrained motorists accounted for over half of all vehicle fatalities in 2019."

So, do yourself a favor, and buckle up. If not for you, then for your family and friends who will certainly miss you when you're gone. If you don't, an officer from the Evansville Police Department will be more than happy to stop and remind you.

[Source: Evansville Police Department Press Release]

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