'Click It or Ticket' campaign returns for Thanksgiving travel
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has teamed up with state and local police to conduct the Click It or Ticket campaign.
AAA estimates Thanksgiving travel is almost at pre-pandemic levels with 55 million Americans driving, flying or cruising this holiday weekend.
Connecticut state and local law enforcement are ramping up efforts to make sure Thanksgiving travelers get to their destinations safely.
The campaign enforces seatbelt use in an effort to save lives.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 333 passengers killed in crashes across the country during the Thanksgiving holiday
weekend in 2020.
They say more than half weren't wearing a seatbelt.
Connecticut state law requires all drivers and passengers in the front and back seats to wear seatbelts.
Fines start at $92 for a first offense.
State police will be out in full force cracking down on other violations too.
State police say call 911 right away if you see an impaired or erratic driver.