Police looking for unbuckled drivers, passengers

Local and state police will be out in force this weekend, looking for drivers and passengers who are not buckled up.

Overtime patrols for the Click It or Ticket campaign are paid for through federal grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

Data from the institute and the IU Public Policy Institute show that unrestrained motorists make up 53 percent of traffic deaths. Unrestrained motorists are 10x more likely to die in crashes in cars and SUVs, 14 times in pickup trucks and 15 times in vans.