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Police plan to heavily enforce seat belt laws during 'Click it or Ticket' campaign

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Buckle up or pay the price.

Kentucky State Police are launching their annual "Click it or Ticket" campaign. From May 23 through the beginning of June, police officers will be watching for motorists not wearing seat belts. 

This year LMPD has seen more than 300 accidents where seat belts weren't used.

Your chances of being injured in a crash decrease dramatically when wearing a seat belt.

"The numbers prove what we've been saying all along: seat belts do save lives," said Executive Director of Highway Safety Bill Bell. "As we approach Memorial Day Weekend and the summer season, we want those traveling the roadways to do one thing that could save their life" that's to buckle up.

In 2015, LMPD investigated more than 800 accidents where people were not wearing seat belts. 

Of those, 33 were fatal. 

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