San Diego, California - Wearing a seat belt isn't just the law; it could mean the difference between life and death.

This month, the Sheriff's Department is cracking down on people who don't wear their seat belts. The Click It or Ticket campaign will run from May 19th to June 1st.

Anyone caught not wearing their seat belt may be cited. A first offense will cost you a minimum of $161 plus court fees.

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies issued 1,012 citations for seat belt violations in 2013.

To watch public safety videos on why you need to wear a seat belt, follow the Sheriff's Department on YouTube: http://goo.gl/YMkpYM and http://goo.gl/e1HpCL.

Remember to always wear your seat belt … CLICK IT OR TICKET!!!