Buckle up! State Patrol to step up Click It or Ticket enforcement

MADISON, Wis. — Wearing a seatbelt while driving is always a good idea, but it’s even more important for the next two weeks.

The Wisconsin State Patrol will increase its enforcement of seat belt laws between Monday and June 5, as part of the annual Click It or Ticket campaign.

WisDOT said half of people involved in fatal crashes in Wisconsin were not wearing a seatbelt. About 88% of Wisconsin drivers and passengered used a seatbelt in 2021, which is lower than the national rate of 90%.

State law allows law enforcement to stop and ticket drivers for not wearing a seat belt. Drivers can also be ticketed for unbuckled passengers.