Statistics show that wearing one can reduce injuries, even save your life. The National Highway Safety Administration says that seatbelts save over 13,000 lives every year.
As part of a nationwide campaign Putnam County law enforcement and the Safe Community Coalition are warning non seatbelt wearing motorists to "Click It or Ticket" day or night.
National studies show that 61 percent of drivers killed in overnight accidents were not wearing seatbelts compared to 42 percent killed in daylight hour accidents.
Law enforcement officers hope to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.
Local officials feel that the efforts to promote seatbelt safety have helped as recent surveys showed that nearly 90 percent of people polled in Putnam County were wearing their seatbelts
While the "Click It or Ticket" enforcement mobilization campaign runs from May 21st through June 3rd officers are enforcing seatbelt laws all year round.