By Paul Schmitt
Area law enforcement officers started this week patrolling in greater numbers for unbuckled drivers. The annual Click It or Ticket mobilization is being done statewide to help prevent traffic-related injuries and deaths. Door County Field Services Lieutenant Bob Lauder says although more drivers are buckling up today, the program is still an important reminder.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, about 90% of Wisconsin motorists currently wear safety belts. The 10% of drivers who fail to buckle up accounts for almost half of all fatalities in Wisconsin traffic crashes annually.