Chandler Click-It-or-Ticket campaign kicked off Monday

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The Chandler Police Department kicked off its two-week Click-It-or-Ticket Campaign Monday to remind and urge folks to buckle up, especially as we head into Memorial Day weekend.

Chandler Police Detective Seth Tyler said about 80 percent of drivers wear their seat belts. While that is good, there is still room for improvement, and this campaign is always a good reminder to be safe.

Offices will be giving tickets to drivers who are not wearing their seat belts.

The fine for a seat-belt violation in Chandler is $99, and the fine for a child-restraint violation is $170.

Just wearing a seat belt, however, is not enough. You have to make sure the belt is properly maintained.

Frank Leutz at Desert Car Care in Chandler is offering courtesy seat-belt checks. He said if the tension of the seat belt is tight, but the seat-belt light is on, it should be checked out.

Made possible by a $10,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, Chandler's Click-It-or-Ticket campaign runs through Sunday, May 31. 

Chandler's enforcement blitz is part of a nationwide campaign by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urging people to #buckleup.

Desert Car Care is located near Chandler Boulevard and Dobson Road.

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