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L.A. Drivers Warned of Beefed-Up 'Click It or Ticket' Campaign

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Los Angeles County authorities announced today that they are on heightened alert to spot any drivers who are not wearing a seat belt.

During the next two weeks, L.A. County authorities join a nationwide effort to step-up enforcement of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign, according to City News Service.

Drivers and passengers are required by law to wear a seat belt. Extra patrol officers will be ticketing drivers who fail to do so. The first-time ticket is $142, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said in the report. He said that seat belts "are the most effective piece of life-saving equipment inside your vehicle."

The beefed up "Click It or Ticket" patrol will last until June 3.