Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign by Virginia Police

Virginia State Police on ticket blitz

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    Virginia State Police are looking for motorists who are not buckled up.

    A weeklong seat belt enforcement effort is under way on Virginia's highways.

    Virginia State Police and local police began the ``Click-It-or-Ticket'' campaign Sunday. The educational and enforcement program is aimed at increasing seatbelt use in Virginia.

    State police say 307 unbuckled drivers and passengers died in traffic crashes in Virginia last year. Through Oct. 31, this year's total stood at 257.

    Failure to wear a seat belt is a secondary offense in Virginia, which means police can write a ticket only if they stop a motorist for another traffic violation. State police say that during the weeklong enforcement effort, police will pay extra attention to whether seat belts are being used.