The Illinois Department of Transportation's Bureau of Safety
Programs and Engineering (BSPE) supports highway safety
campaigns throughout the year. Larger campaigns like
Click It or Ticket focus on targeted enforcement
messaging during dedicated timeframes.
Enforcement: October 26-November 1, 2018
Thanksgiving Enforcement: November 16-26, 2018
Christmas/New Year’s Enforcement: December 17,
2018-January 2, 2019
Did you know you can request and distribute free promotional
materials through IDOT’s
Public Information and Education (PIE) program.
Why is Click It or Ticket such a focus if 94.6 percent of
people buckle up in Illinois?
Of the 1090 traffic fatalities involving occupants with
recorded seat belt and restraint usage to date in
Illinois in 2017, 54 percent were unbelted or not
restrained properly in the vehicle.
How do seat belts protect people in crashes?
The webbing spreads forces over the strongest parts of
The retractor engages (locks) and slows you down to keep
you from hitting other occupants or interior vehicle
work in conjunction with the air bags and vehicle
crumple zone to best protect you from the violent forces
of a crash.