Kicking off this week, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and its traffic safety partners are participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” enforcement mobilization.  It's part of a nation-wide effort to reduce motor vehicle fatalities and injuries. 

All four county police departments will conduct increased enforcement during the May 21 through June 3 campaign. The main goal of this initiative is to keep drivers and passengers safe by reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 35 lives were saved based on Hawaii’s 95 percent seat belt use rate of 2016. Another three lives could have been saved if everyone in Hawaii had used their seat belt.

 The cost of a ticket for not buckling up is $102 on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, and $112 on Kauai.