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Indiana’s “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Aimed at Unbuckled Hoosiers

Posted May 24, 2021 by Matt Boulton

Attorney Matt Boulton has witnessed a number of Indiana car accidents in which a traumatic injury would have been avoided, or a life spared, if the person had been restrained by a seat belt.

In addition to Indiana’s year-round seat belt and child car seat laws, the Hoosier state is also known for putting emphasis on this safety requirement through the use of high-visibility patrols, and this spring, more than 200 Indiana police agencies will be enforcing a zero-tolerance policy as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

The zero-tolerance policy means no exceptions will be made if you are pulled over for not wearing a seat belt. Simply put, if you, your passengers, or children are not properly restrained by a seat belt or child seat, respectively, you will be issued a citation and subject to a fine. (You can find the right safety seat for your child by visiting

Indiana law allows officers to stop vehicles for the single reason of a driver and/or passengers not wearing a seat belt, and while authorities will be conducting their seat belt patrols around the clock, enforcement will be especially stringent during the hours between midnight and 4 a.m., when it is reported that non-seat belt use occurs at a higher rate.

It should also be noted that common misconceptions about seat belt use have led some to believe that they are safer in a backseat or traveling in a larger truck or SUV if a crash occurs. This is completely untrue. Wearing a seat belt greatly improves your chances of avoiding serious injury during a collision, no matter the type or size of a vehicle.

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Attorney Matt Boulton is an award-winning personal injury attorney with more than 25 years of experience helping seriously injured people throughout Indiana. He designed his firm for the client who expects exceptional service and passionate, successful legal representation.

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