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National click It or Ticket campaign underway

IOWA (KWWL)-- A reminder to buckle up when you're on the road.  The 2009 National Click It or Ticket campaign is under way this week.

Law enforcement officials will take the fight to the night in an attempt to save lives. They will be ticketing unbelted vehicle occupants around the clock.

Nationwide statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 14,000 people died in crashes in 2007 while not wearing a seatbelt. Most of those happened during the evening hours.

In the state of Iowa in 2008, there were 412 motor vehicle deaths. Of those fatalities, 139  were not wearing seatbelts.  50 percent of those crashes happened at night.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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