LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY

State begins annual ‘Click It or Ticket’ enforcement

A head’s up to drivers hitting road: the state’s kicked off its annual two-week long “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

From May 20 to June 2, police will enforce a zero-tolerance policy on safety belt laws to encourage drivers and passengers to buckle up.

The New Jersey Division of Highway Safety is arming 128 law enforcement agencies with grants of more than $548,000 to pay for overtime shifts related to the campaign.

Though officials estimate nearly 95% of drivers buckled up last year, the cops collectively issued more than 2,500 seat belt tickets among those they pulled over.