Wearing a seat belt and using the proper child safety seat increase the likelihood that motorists survive a crash. Shannon Grabow with the state Office of Traffic Safety says one of the biggest mistakes she sees is families not using the right car seat or not putting it — in, correctly:
“Of the 18 deaths involving children seven and younger over the past five years, 61-percent of them were not buckled in properly. And it’s not just children — it’s adults too.”
Last year 96 motorists died in traffic crashes, the most since 2014. Starting Monday, over 300 law enforcement officers agencies will be participating in the “Click it or Ticket” extra enforcement campaign.