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"Click-it or Ticket" campaign in full force

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Many police departments across the Tri-State are participating in the "Click-it or Ticket" campaign that started on May 21st and goes through June 3rd.

The campaign is federally funded to pay for extra police patrols on the roads looking for seatbelt violations. Police say if you're not wearing a seat belt you will get a ticket.

"We don't cut breaks on seat belt tickets, bottom line, if you're not wearing your seat belt, you will get a ticket for it," said Sgt. Clint Arnold with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Seatbelt laws are not the same across the Tri-State. 

In Kentucky, not wearing a seatbelt is a primary violation meaning a driver can be pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.

In Ohio and Indiana, not wearing a safety belt is a secondary violation, meaning you can't get pulled over for just not wearing your seatbelt.

But not everyone is on board with the "Click-it or Ticket" campaign.

"It's so deceptive in the commercials, it doesn't speak well about government. Who are they trying to fool here, why are they trying to fool people? Why don't you just be straight up about it," said Steven Adams, DUI and traffic law attorney in Cincinnati.

The average fine for not wearing a seatbelt is $100.

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