Occupant Protection

8 out of 10 drivers buckle up in Virginia. How do we get everyone in the car to wear a seatbelt? Education and outreach are key. DRIVE SMART Virginia has partnered with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to help roll-out the annual Click It or Ticket campaign in May. The Click It or Ticket message reminds Virginia residents to wear their seatbelt or face getting a ticket. Wearing a seatbelt is the safest thing you can do in the car and the best defense against a reckless, impaired or distracted driver.

Through our Be Ready Be Buckled campaign, we’ve worked with truck drivers specifically to deliver this important message in order to increase safety belt use and reduce aggressive driving behaviors.

Our Mission

Our mission is advanced by fostering community partnerships, creating educational campaigns, designing and distributing educational materials, making presentations, attending outreach events, and advocating for traffic safety initiatives.