Law Enforcement agencies across California, including most in Contra Costa County, are currently in the process of a “Click It Or Ticket” campaign to make sure everybody in a moving vehicle is wearing a seatbelt.
The campaign is happening until June 5th. The fines and fees for first time adult seat belt violations is a minimum of $142. For children under 16, the fine is $445 for a first time offense.
“Many nighttime traffic deaths can be prevented if more motorists simply start wearing their seat belts. Law enforcement throughout the area will be looking for seat belt violators, day and night,” said Martinez Police Chief Gary Peterson. “Citations will be issued without warning. It’s not just about avoiding a costly ticket; it’s about keeping the ones you care about alive. Remember to buckle up on every trip, day and night.”
The Martinez, Concord, Walnut Creek & Pleasant Hill Police Departments, along with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff will all be participating in this mobilization.