According to the Colorado State Patrol, 2,558 tickets were issued in 11 counties during the Click It or Ticket campaign the week of Oct. 15 – 21. Of those, seven people were killed in Colorado car crashes. Despite the campaign covering the entire state, authorities reported that they issued an average of 360 seat-belt tickets every day during the week of the campaign.
Wearing seat belts dramatically reduce the chances of people being injured or even killed in auto accidents. According to the Denver Post, 75 percent of people thrown from their vehicles in auto accidents will die. The group most likely not to wear seat belts is teens.