The Click It or Ticket enforcement blitz begins Friday and runs through May 31. One area of major concern is at night when seatbelt usage drops.
"The greater risk of being killed is so much higher because drunk drivers are out there, aggressive drivers are out there. There's just a lot of issues like that. ... fatal car crashes," said Michael Witter, NHTSA regional administrator.
Witter says, in 2007, seatbelts saved 436 lives in Illinois.