State police and hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across New York are about to launch a two-week seat belt enforcement blitz.
State police officials say their troopers and officers from more than 500 police agencies will be setting up safety restraint checkpoints throughout New York starting Monday and running through June third.
The enforcement measures are timed to coincide with the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer travel season.
Police officials say about 15% of motorists in New York state still fail to wear seat belts.
During last year’s “Buckle Up America Week,” state police say troopers issued more than 10,000 tickets to motorists who weren’t wearing seat belts.