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Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 10:50pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — Law enforcement officials have started their latest "Click It or Ticket" campaign to make sure drivers wear their seatbelts.
Officers are hoping to crack down on drivers and passengers who are not wearing their seat belts.
Those who don't could face a fine of up to $200.
Last year during the campaign, officers across the Lone Star State issued more than 21,000 tickets for seatbelt violations.
"(For) use of seat belts, we're a little under the statewide average here in El Paso," said Texas Dept. of Transportation director Ken Barnett.
"Our average is about 94% seatbelt usage, which is fantastic from what it was in the past," said Barnett.
"We really want to remind everybody that you need to buckle up your seatbelt," he said.
Extra manpower will be out until June 2nd.