Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off

NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - This coming Monday is the start of the 10th Annual Click-It-or-Ticket campaign, designed to remind people to wear their seatbelts.

TxDOT gathered to celebrate the nearly 3,000 lives seat belts have saved since the campaign began.

According to their research, TxDOT says the program has increased seatbelt usage to over 90% of Texas drivers.

"We would like to bring that up to 100%. Its just a matter of putting more officers on the street to monitor people through normal traffic stops and observation. And we will stopping people to remind them to wear their safety belt," says Sgt. Brent Barbee.

In Texas, traffic crashes remain the leading cause of death for those under the age of 44.