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Click It Or Ticket Initiative Starts Today

Troopers in Ohio will start extra enforcement on the roads Monday. Read more.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is teaming up with troopers from five other states for a weeklong initiative on safety belt enforcement.

The patrol says the high-visibility enforcement effort begins Monday. Ohio troopers will join law enforcement from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for the initiative.

Patrol superintendent Col. Paul Pride says wearing a safety belt is a nearly effortless way to stay safe on the road.

The patrol says 450 people died in Ohio traffic crashes while not wearing a seatbelt in 2014. In the past five years, about 61 percent of those who died in traffic accidents weren't wearing a seatbelt.

The weeklong enforcement initiative end on Memorial Day.