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Click It or Ticket

Click It or Ticket is a high visibility enforcement program designed to raise safety belt usage and save people from death and serious injury on the streets and highways.

The program will use educational radio messages recorded personally by chiefs and sheriffs, along with stepped-up enforcement, to send a strong message that safety belts save lives.

The Click It or Ticket campaign is currently used in 18 other states and the District of Columbia. In other Click It or Ticket campaigns, the occupant restraint usage rate increased by more than 10 percent, meaning that thousands of previously unbuckled drivers and passengers began using safety belts and child safety seats.

The campaign consists of strict enforcement, strong educational messages in the form of ads on most radio stations in the area, and numerous public appearances by officers on behalf of the program.

Virginia's statewide safety belt compliance rate is currently 85.4%

2020 Mobilization

Virginia High-Visibility Enforcement Period

National Click It or Ticket Mobilization
 November 16-20, 2020

As reported earlier, the May 2020 Click It or Ticket mobilization and supporting paid advertising is postponed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to allow law enforcement and first responder partners to respond to the current public health emergency.  However, NHTSA has rescheduled the national CIOT campaign for November 16 - 29, 2020.

Virginia has CANCELED a previously scheduled voluntary High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) seat belt campaign that was to run June 22 - July 5, 2020.

Virginia DMV appreciates your continued partnership in their joint effort to drive traffic fatalities in Virginia toward zero. We look forward to your participation in the HVE campaign in June and future Click It or Ticket mobilizations.

2020 "Click It or Ticket"
National Mobilization Planner





State Safety Belt Usage Rate (2019):


2018 Rate: 84.1%

Send us your Click It or Ticket photos!

Email us your photos and we'll put them online and maybe in the SS&S Calendar or Newsletter! Here's how to do it:

  1. Compose an email message to with the subject "vacp-sss" (DON'T include the quotes, and DON'T include any other characters).
  2. In the body, write a short, one-line description, such as "Harrisonburg CIOT" or "Warren Co. CPS class" or "Salem PD Checkpoint".
  3. Attach your full-size photos — DON'T size them down for email.
  4. Click SEND.

That's it!!

Click It or Ticket Photos