'Click it or Ticket' campaign puts extra enforcement on Tennessee roads

Posted at 11:01 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 00:02:00-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Law enforcement officers across Tennessee are stepping up enforcement on the roads this holiday season with the "Click it or Ticket" campaign.

The campaign involves police, deputies and troopers across the state for extra enforcement of seat belt laws now through the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Troopers told NewsChannel 5 seat belt usage has been a surprising problem this year after record high usage in recent years. In 2020 so far, 1,054 people have died on Tennessee roads - 51 more people killed were not wearing seatbelts compared to last year.

Nighttime enforcement is a big part of the campaign with national data showing more than half of crash deaths at night were people not wearing their seat belts.