Extra Seat Belt Enforcement in Minnesota

By KBJR News 1

Extra Seat Belt Enforcement in Minnesota

May 16, 2013 Updated May 16, 2013 at 9:44 AM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Nearly 42 percent of all motorists killed in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads from 2010-2012 were not wearing seatbelts.

In light of that fact, extra seat belt patrols will take to the roads statewide May 20-June 2.

Unbelted motorists continue to represent a significant amount of traffic fatalities in Minnesota.

Nearly 400 Minnesota agencies will be increasing patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up during the Click It or Ticket campaign. Seat belt enforcement will also hit the roads nationwide.

In Minnesota, drivers and passengers in all seating positions are required to buckle up or be seated in the correct child restraint.

Minnesota statute also requires all kids under the age of 8 to ride in a federally approved car seat or booster, unless the child is 4 feet 9 inches or taller.

Officers will pull over and ticket all unbelted drivers or passengers.

Posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com