YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Every year, law enforcement stresses the importance of seat belts.
Officials say the next two weeks is a time in which drivers use seat belts the least.
That’s why the Ohio State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement is teaming up for the “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.
Sunday, the Mahoning County Safe Communities group talked about seatbelt safety during a campaign kick-off event at the Four Seasons Flea Market.
Law enforcement will be stepping up patrols and giving citations.
Capt. Stephen Szekely, of the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, said he is trying to educate drivers about some of the myths dealing with seat belts and airbags.
“People might not wear a seat belt because they think, ‘Oh, I got airbag,’ but airbags are designed to work with the seat belt. Obviously, if you’re not wearing your seat belt, airbags are not going to help you from not getting ejected,” he said.