Beginning Monday, Cedar Rapids Police will be out in force, looking closely for one type of violation.

Monday, May 22 through Sunday, June 4 Cedar Rapids officers will be joining the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau's initiative to enforce seat belt usage.

According to a release from Public Safety Communications Coordinator Greg Buelow, only one person died on Iowa roads during last year's Memorial Day weekend, while 11 were killed in 2009 and 9 in 2012. This year's goal is, obviously, zero, and seat belt usage is a key.

Approximately 94 percent of Iowans use seat belts, one of the highest percentage in the entire nation (good job, people). Buckle yours and you'll definitely avoid a ticket over the next couple weeks. However, more importantly, if you're in an accident you're a whole lot more likely to survive if you're buckled up.

[via Cedar Rapids Police]

More From 98.1 KHAK