Click It or Ticket: Teens targeted in buckle up campaign

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Seat belts and birthdays have something in common where teen drivers are concerned. It’s a simple fact. Texas teens have higher rates of unbuckled deaths in traffic crashes than all other Texas drivers, according to Texas Department of Transportation statistics. In 2011, 350 traffic crash fatalities fell within the 15 to 20 year old group. Of those fatalities, 38% were unrestrained. Not only in Texas but nationwide, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year olds due in part to failure to use safety belts.

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