Thousands of Motorists Cited During "Click or Ticket" Campaign

By KBJR News 1

Thousands of Motorists Cited During "Click or Ticket" Campaign

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 3:59 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) ---- More than ten thousand motorists were cited for not wearing seatbelts in Minnesota during the "Click or Ticket" enforcement campaign.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reported that the campaign, which ran from May 20-June 2, resulted in 10,342 motorists being cited for not wearing seatbelts.

The results were reported by 323 different agencies. The citations included 256 child passenger safety seat and booster seat violations.

The number of motorists ticketed are down from last where, where 12,639 motorists were given citations.

Donna Berger, director of the DPS Office of Traffic Safety says that the Click It or Ticket campaign encourages motorists to make safe, smart decisions to prevent deaths and injuries.

There are around 120 unbelted traffic deaths in Minnesota each year, with 42 percent of them being motorists ages 16-29.

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