Click It or Ticket?
About Law Enforcement Saving Lives and Preventing
The Illinois Department of
Transportation's Bureau of Safety Programs and
Engineering (BSPE) supports highway safety campaigns
throughout the year. In addition to regular promotion
through Public Information and Education, larger
campaigns like "Click It or Ticket" focus on targeted
safety messaging during dedicated timeframes:
• May 15 – June 4, 2017*
• November 24 – December 12, 2017*
*Campaign materials will be
posted 6-8 weeks before start date.
The goal of the Click It or Ticket
Mobilization is not to give out tickets, but rather to
influence drivers and passengers to wear their seat belts to
prevent injuries and fatalities. Research proves that the
certainty of a ticket and costly fines helps convince
occupants to buckle up.
As the number one leading cause of death and disability for
Americans between the ages of 4 and 34, motor vehicle
crashes are a serious public health concern. 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.
The Click It or Ticket Mobilization plays a critical role in
the effort to keep motorists safe on our roadways. Illinois
is a proud proponent of saving lives by encouraging
motorists to buckle up, every trip, every time.