Nearly 11,000 people pulled over in two weeks were not buckled up

By KBJR News 1

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Nearly 11,000 people pulled over in two weeks were not buckled up

June 12, 2014 Updated Jun 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A Click It or Ticket seat belt and car seat enforcement campaign in Minnesota was carried our from May 19–June 1.

In that short time period, 329 agencies reported that 10,874 people (279 were children) were unbelted, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS/OTS).

"These numbers indicate far too many people are risking their lives and the lives of the people riding with them," OTS director, Donna Berger, said. "The Click It or Ticket enforcement and education campaign reminds motorists that buckling up not only is the law, it's your best defense in case of a crash."

A comparable campaign cited 10,342 motorists for not buckling up in May 2013. On a higher note, OTS says Minnesota hit a record–high seat belt use rate of 94.8 percent in 2013.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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