Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 15, 2013

Click It Or Ticket campaign kicks off in W.Va.

Associated Press

CHARLESTON — Law enforcement agencies across West Virginia are watching very closely to see if you’re buckled up behind the wheel.

Police across the state are starting the first of four seat belt enforcement blitzes from Friday through Dec. 1.

WCHS-TV reports that the West Virginia Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have provided highway safety funds to conduct three mini “Click it or Ticket” campaigns that go along with the national campaign scheduled every May.

West Virginia’s seat belt laws are a primary law, meaning that police can stop a driver and issue a citation simply for not wearing a seat belt.

Officers also will be watching for drivers who are texting and talking on their cellphones without a hands-free device.