Buckle Up: Most Deadly Crashes Happen at Night!

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News has uncovered a new reason for you to watch out when you're driving this weekend—especially at night.

When the sun goes down, the seat belts are apparently coming off. Half of all deadly crashes in Ohio happen at night.

The Cuyahoga County DUI Task Force has just kicked off another Click It or Ticket campaign to get more folks like you to buckle up.

Now, University Hospitals found that over a three year period, during the day 49 percent of people who died in car crashes wore seat belts. But at night, only 31 percent of those who died in crashes had buckled up

State troopers have added patrols in the Cleveland area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights--all spring and summer long. They'll monitor sections of highway where the most alcohol related crashes have happened.

Local cops are stepping up night patrols for the summer season too so click it or get a ticket and be safe!

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