With the 2013 Holiday travel period fast approaching , the Waterbury Police Department will join other Connecticut law enforcement agencies in support of the Thanksgiving holiday “Click It or Ticket” mobilization from November 26th – December 1st.  During this campaign, officers will fan out across Waterbury, cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seatbelts, especially those who fail to seat belt their underage passengers. “Children, teens and young adults who fail to buckle up are at an increased risk of dying in a crash, as motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death for young Americans,” says Waterbury Police Chief Vernon Riddick. “Seat belts provide the best defense against impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers, but a seat belt can’t save even one life if it’s not used.” Therefore, Riddick urges motorists and passengers to buckle up. “Please spread the word to your family and friends to always buckle up. Not only could you save them the cost of a ticket, but, more importantly, you could even save their lives. No excuses; buckle up, it’s the law and it’s enforced.”