The "Click It or Ticket" seat belt campaign is upping enforcement this week throughout the state and Bay Area, police officials announced.
Although seat belt usage is always enforced, from May 23 through June 5, police officers will be especially aware of unbelted drivers and passengers to dole out fines. Nighttime enforcement will also increase.
A first-time adult seat belt violation is a minimum of $142, and the fine is $445 for children under 16 years old.
About 96 percent of Californians use seat belts, but that leaves roughly one million people who are not buckling up, Oakland police officials said.