Every year, Georgia participates in Click It or Ticket enforcement and media campaigns during the Memorial Day and Thanksgiving travel periods to reinforce seat belt safety awareness statewide. Why? Because the Click It or Ticket program is vital in continuing the fight against un belted crashes, injuries and fatalities.
One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. The nationwide seat belt usage rate was 90.7 percent in 2019 and of the 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, 47% were not wearing seat belts. In 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives and could have saved an additional 2,549 people if they had been wearing seat belts.