"Click it or Ticket" in full effect

By: Daniela Fierro Email
By: Daniela Fierro Email
Wearing a seat belt increases your chances of surviving a serious crash by 45 percent.

Texas law requires everyone in the vehicle to wear their seatbelt, so law enforcement is reminding the public to buckle up.

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -- Click it or ticket.

It's the law.

Oscar Macias learned his lesson today.

He was one of many the Laredo police stopped Tuesday for not wearing a seat belt.

Laredo Police Officer Manuel Lara has been on the job for over a decade.

He says seat belts could have prevented many injuries.

Wearing a seat belt increases your chances of surviving a serious crash by 45 percent.

Last year alone, there were over 900 fatalities in the State of Texas from crashes where the driver or passenger were not wearing their seat belt.

Macias says he learned to wear it, and encourages other drivers to do so as well.

The fine for not wearing your seat belt can range from $25 to $200.


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