WEST SENECA, N.Y. — You should always wear your seat belt in the car.

But next week, you'll really want to make sure you're buckled up.

Police are getting ready for the Click It or Ticket campaign that starts Monday.

It's the 20th year for the event where state police will spend two weeks focusing on writing tickets for people who aren't wearing seat belts.

Safety officials say this isn't about punishing people: It's about saving lives.

"Accidents are accidents; they will always happen as long as people are driving. And we want to make sure in the unfortunate instance that there is a crash that everyone walks away unharmed," West Seneca Police Chief Daniel Denz said.

As part of this year's campaign, watermelons across the state will be sold with a "protect your melon" logo that will also be on Ross Chastain's NASCAR No. 4 car.


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