The Attica Police Department has joined up with other state and local law enforcement agencies in the 2012 national "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement mobilization, which kicked off this week and will run through June 3.
According to a release from the Attica Police Department, officers will be focusing on seat belt laws during the two weeks, and those who are not wearing a seat belt can expect a ticket.
"Those who choose not to wear a seat belt will feel the heat from our officers who will be out cracking down on 'Click It or Ticket' violators," Attica Chief Keith Turner said in the release. "Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone not buckled up. No excuses."
As of May 8, the State Highway Patrol reported 325 confirmed fatalities in 2012 as compared to 287 during the same period in 2011.
According to the release, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that in 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 12,546 lives nationwide.