OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - We see the signs about clicking it or risk getting a ticket and we know the consequences to not wearing your seat belt. In Nebraska, there's a push to keep the trend of buckling up going.
Wearing your seat belt reduces the chance of major injury or death by 60 percent and in 2016, 75 percent of people killed on the road were not wearing seat belts, according Eric Koeppe from the National Safety Council.
The Nebraska State Patrol, along with agencies around the country, are using the hashtag seatbelt selfie.
The NSC of Nebraska is helping with the initiative by making a donation to help pay for materials that they can hand out at their events and also to help maintain some of their equipment.
According to the Nebraska Department of Roads have done a good job with their seat belts. Data reveals the rate at which drivers used their seat belts in 2017 was at an all-time high of 86 percent.