Now through June 5, as part of the N.C. Governor Highway Safety Program’s Click It or Ticket campaign, the State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement officers will be increasing patrols in all 100 counties in the state to make sure everyone is buckling up, whether driving or riding.
Violating state seatbelt laws can result in a fine of up to $180. The fine goes up to $266, if the offending passenger is younger than 16.
Memorial Day also marks the start of the Hundred Deadliest Days, when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically.
Visit ncghsp.org for more information about the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s campaigns and how to stay safe.