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'Ghost shoes' show the dangers of not wearing a seat belt

Hundreds of pairs of "ghost shoes" are on display Tuesday to show the dangers of not buckling your seatbelt.

SAN ANTONIO — Hundreds of “ghost shoes” will be on display today as part of a new campaign from the Texas Department of Transportation.

The 929 pairs of shoes will represent the lives lost in Texas last year because people were not wearing seatbelts.

TXDoT is partnering with law enforcement for their annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign that launches Tuesday.

The agency says officers will be more aggressive about giving out tickets to unbelted drivers and passengers.

The agency says buckling your seatbelt is the simplest and most effective way drivers and passengers can protect themselves in a crash. Officials say it can reduce the risk of dying in a wreck by 45 percent.

The display will be open to the public Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at University Hospital.