Buckle Up New York (BUNY), “Click It or Ticket" (CIOT), runs from May 23 - June 5, and is a statewide enforcement campaign designed to save lives and reduce the severity of injuries by increasing safety restraint use.

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) has set a strategic goal to increase the observed statewide seat belt use rate and to decrease unrestrained occupant fatalities in passenger vehicles. The strategies identified for accomplishing these goals include high visibility enforcement, public information and education.

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. As you head out around the Memorial Day holiday, you'll likely see more law enforcement on the roads as part of Click It or Ticket.

This campaign, reminds drivers and their passengers of the importance of buckling up and the legal consequences – including fines – for not wearing a seat belt.