Earlier this week, troopers across the state joined other law enforcement agencies to participate in the launch of the state’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign to support seatbelt safety awareness.

Nearly 40 law enforcement agencies across the state enforced Click It or Ticket with a multi-state Border-to-Border (B2B) effort – a national one-day initiative that included an enforcement period to address seat belt use.

As part of this effort, troopers on Tuesday conducted 566 traffic stops and issued 365 citations (81 were cell phone related offenses and 79 were seat belt related) and 317 warnings (78 were cell phone related 47 were seat belt related).

In Maryland, every driver and passenger must wear a seat belt. Children under the age of 8 must be in an appropriate booster or child safety seat unless they are 4 feet 9 inches or taller. If any passengers older than 16 years old are not wearing a seat belt, the driver can receive an $83 ticket for each offense.

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Scott E

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