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'Click It Or Ticket' Now Applies To Every Passenger


By Bill Zeeble, KERA News

Dallas, TX –

The click it or ticket phrase now applies to every vehicle passenger in Texas.

Beginning September 1st, every vehicle occupant - not just the driver - must wear a secured seatbelt. It doesn't matter where the passenger is sitting.

Children aged 8 or younger must be in a child safety seat unless that child is taller than 4 feet 9 inches. While the law starts Tuesday, officers can issue warnings until next year. They cannot issue tickets until June 1st of 2010.

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