NEVADA (KTNV) — Before you move your car, be sure everyone is wearing a seat belt.
That's the message from Boulder City police, as they remind drivers of the importance of seat belt use during the current "Click It Or Ticket" campaign.
The annual campaign is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration enforcement effort to help keep families safe during the busy travel season. It runs from from May 20 to June 2.
Since the opening of I-11 in August 2018, Boulder City authorities say they have seen an increase in the number of speeders along with seat belt violations.
"We cannot overstate the importance of wearing a seat belt. It's the law, but it's more than that: buckling up is the simplest thing you can do to limit injury or save your life during a crash," said Chief Tim Shea.
According to NHTSA, in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night were not wearing their seat belts.