CLEVELAND (AP) - Results of a study released on Friday from the Ohio Department of Public Safety show that more Ohio drivers are buckling up than ever.
The survey was conducted by Miami University's Applied Research Center in Middletown following May's "Click It or Ticket" Mobilization.
During "Click It or Ticket," anyone not wearing a seat belt when pulled over for another violation is fined.
Researchers observed how many drivers wore seat belts before the two-week program, and then afterward.
The department says the study shows that a record-high 73.1 percent of drivers are buckling up. That's up 7.6 percent from April.
Department spokeswoman Ashley Williams Ellis says that the increase is a direct result of the program.