What is Click It or Ticket?
About Law Enforcement Saving Lives and Preventing
The goal of the Click It or Ticket Mobilization is not to give out tickets, but rather to influence people to buckle up and prevent injuries and fatalities. Research proves that the certainty of a ticket and costly fines convinces people to Click It.
As the #1 leading cause of death and disability for Americans between the ages of 4 and 34, motor vehicle crashes are a serious public health problem. The average cost for a critically injured survivor of a motor vehicle crash is estimated at $1.1 million over a lifetime. This figure does not even begin to reflect the physical and psychological suffering of the victims and their families.
A simple, free, cost-effective means to prevent injury and fatalities to you and your family is making sure everyone buckles up, every trip, every time. It is imperative that effective steps be taken to encourage people to buckle up and buckle up their children.
The Click It or Ticket Mobilization plays a critical role in the effort to keep people safe on our roads and highways. Illinois is a proud proponent of saving lives by encouraging motorists to buckle up!
You can support Click It or Ticket all year round, but we promote this live-saving campaign most heavily during our national mobilizations:
Thanksgiving 2016: November 14 - 27
Memorial Day 2017: May 15 - 24
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering is offering the following materials to help you promote this Thanksgiving’s campaign: