by Roma Vivas
PERMIAN BASIN- The campaign starts on May 19 and goes on through June 1st. If you are caught with no seat belt, you'll get a hefty fine, and you might even have to go to court.
"Click it or ticket, it's very simple, you don't buckle your seat belt, you are going to get a ticket that could cost you up to 200 dollars," Glen Larum with the Texas Department of Transportation, said.
If you don't follow the rules, you could feel it a lot more than in your wallet.
"The purpose of this is if you are wearing your seat belt, it will safe your life in an event of a roll over accident," Larum said.
Larum says it's not just your life on the line, but the lives of your loved ones.
"The fine is the least of it, if I have children I want them to be restrained in a proper car seat, if you allow your children to travel and not be restrained, you are taking a big risk, it's not worth the risk," Larum said.
And according to studies by The Texas Department of Transportation if you drive a pick up you should be more careful.
"If you are driving a truck in West Texas, there are a lot people out there, we want you to know that you are more likely to be killed if there is a roll over accident, so why wouldn't you wear seat belt to safe your life?" Larum said.
Larum says think twice before not wearing a seat belt.