STATEWIDE – With the busy summer driving season getting under way, police around the state will be keeping their eyes open for people who aren’t wearing their seat belts.
Authorities in Maine and New Hampshire are teaming up for the annual Click it or Ticket seat belt safety campaign.
Last year, 82 percent of the people who were ejected and died as a result of vehicle crashes were not buckled up, according to police. They say if everyone wore their seat belts, 20 to 30 lives could be saved in Maine each year.
Maine police issued more than 2,300 tickets last year to people who were not properly buckled up.
The Click it or Ticket campaign will run from the busy Memorial Day weekend through June 3.