Click It or Ticket Kicks Off

KHNL - As a friendly reminder: buckle those seat belts.

As part of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the Honolulu Police Department will conduct checkpoints starting Monday, and it will run through June 3.

Police state-wide will cite those not wearing their seat belts in an effort to protect motorists and passengers in the event of an auto accident. Hawaii's seatbelt law requires all front seat occupants to buckle up, as well as backseat passengers under 18.

Those caught violating the law will receive a $92 fine.

According to the Department of Transportation, Hawaii's seat belt usage rate last year was 92.5 percent, as compared to 95.3 percent in 2005. The national average seat belt use in 2006 was 81 percent.