The annual road safety campaign targeted at drivers who aren't using seat belts is underway throughout New York state.

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This is the 21st year for the"Buckle Up New York, Click It or Ticket" enforcement campaign. It runs through November 29, 2020.

The statewide campaign is supported by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, and involves state and local law enforcement to be looking out for people who aren't using safety belts.

WGRZ reports law enforcement are using marked and unmarked vehicles, and will be conducting checkpoints.

"Wearing your seat belt isn't only the law, but it's the smartest choice you can make to help prevent a needless tragedy," Governor Cuomo said in a press release. "New York has been a national leader on this issue ever since my father helped institute the country's first seat belt law, and while we've made a great deal of progress over the years, we still see instances where they are not being used. There is no debate -- seat belts save lives and we will continue to raise awareness on this indisputable fact to help ensure all those who travel on New York's roadways do so safely."

During 2019's 'Click it or Ticket', police issued 26,432 tickets for seat belt and child restraint violations reports WGRZ.

As of November 1, 2020 anyone over the age of 16 will be required to wear a seat belt, no longer a choice to wear one.

Read More: New Seat Belt Law In NYS Goes Into Effect on November 1st

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