New survey finds Ohioans still not using seat belts

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COLUMBUS (WTVG) - A recent survey by the Ohio Highway Patrol says there are still some holdouts when it comes to buckling up behind the wheel.

About 85% of Ohio drivers say they use seat belts.

The national average is just under 90%.

So that means 10 out of every 100 choose to *not* buckle up.

A total of 121,019 people in Ohio in 2018 were convicted of driving or riding in a passenger vehicle without wearing a seat belt.

Monday, the Ohio Highway Patrol will double efforts urging Ohio motorists to wear their safety belts.

The "Click It or Ticket" campaign will last through June 2.