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Holyoke police joining national Click it or Ticket effort

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HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -

Holyoke police along with 133 local police departments across the state will be cracking down on motorists not wearing their seat belts.

It's part of the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization.

Beginning May 19 through June 1, officers will be out in full force looking for seat belt violators.

In 2012 more than 10,000 were killed in nighttime car crashes, and 55 percent of them were not wearing seat belts.

"Seat belts save thousands of lives every year, but far too many motorists are still not buckling up, especially at night when the risk of getting in a crash is even greater, "said Lt. James Albert. "We want to make this the safest summer possible. Buckling up is not optional; it's the difference between life and death in a crash. That's why we're out enforcing the law. Click It Or Ticket, every time, day or night."

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