The City of Mount Pleasant will be participating in the 15th Annual Click It or Ticket Campaign, this campaign reminds Texans to buckle up every time they get into a vehicle. Buckling up not only protects motorists against expensive citations, but it also saves lives.
The City of Mt Pleasant Police Department along with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) joins forces with other agencies across the state of Texas to save lives on Texas highways. They are working to increase seat belt use. From Monday through Sunday (May 23–June 5), law enforcement officers are stepping up their efforts to ticket anyone who is not wearing a seat belt.
City of Mt Pleasant Police Department would also like to remind parents that their children also need to be properly restrained in a Child Passenger Seat. Failure to do so could result in a citation.
It’s the Law: Buckle Up in the front and the back seat. Texas law requires the driver and all passengers in a vehicle to be secured by a seat belt. Unbuckled adult drivers and passengers, even those in the back seat, face fines and court cost of up to $200.00.