Not wearing your seat belt in the state of Michigan is a violation that’ll get you pulled over, and it’s been that way for the past 15 years. The state has seen an increase in safety belt use, which is up to 93 percent as a result (while ironically, eliminating its motorcycle helmet law a few years ago).
And while the law has done a lot to forcibly make people buckle up (though they should have all along because it’s just a sensible thing to do), automakers have done their part as well. Look no further than Chevrolet, and how it reminds passengers to buckle-up with the use of seat belt reminder chimes.
To commemorate the efforts of law enforcement, Chevrolet is joining forces with the NHTSA and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning to support the ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign. Chevrolet will be displaying the Click It or Ticket logo on the Renaissance Center office and hotel towers. Along with this, OnStar advisors will be reminding drivers to buckle up. Considering the fact that the fine for not wearing a safety belt in the front seat can be up to $65 in Michigan, we see these friendly reminders as a great aid in avoiding an unnecessary fine.
Reminders aren’t the only thing Chevrolet is doing to keep its customers safe. Since November of 2014, Chevrolet has offered the Seat Belt Assurance System in all Cruze vehicles sold to fleet customers. This system won’t allow the car to drive until the seat belts are fastened. Furthermore, the Chevrolet Traverse received a 5-star Overall Vehicle score for safety, which is the highest award in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program.