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Click It Or Ticket campaign running across state

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You might have seen the TV commercials over the weekend for the state's latest reminder to buckle up.

The annual Click It Or Ticket campaign officially begins today (Monday). It will run during the next two weeks, including the Memorial Day weekend.

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Officers from 330 agencies throughout Wisconsin will keep a special eye out for traffic offenders. Individuals caught not wearing a seat belt will get a $10 ticket.

Dan Lonsdorf, state highway safety director, expects up to 15,000 tickets to be handed out.

An estimated 75 percent of Wisconsin motorists buckle up. Considering that the law's been on the books for 20 years, Lonsdorf says it's time for everybody to get on board and make the roads safer.

Wisconsin's law requires police to find another traffic violation before giving a seat-belt ticket.

Legislators have tried and failed in recent years to let officers stop motorists just for not wearing a seat belt. Supporters say they'll try again this session.

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