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Law enforcement to keep eye on seatbelt use

May 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

To increase seat belt use, law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be conducting overtime enforcement of seat belt laws during a statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which runs May 20 to June 2 Continue Reading

House bill would make primary offense of failure to wear seat belt

January 31, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A bill set to be introduced in the North Dakota House today would make failing to wear a seat belt a primary traffic offense in the state. Continue Reading

State seat belt compliance continues to climb; but Douglas County region lags

October 21, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota’s new seat belt compliance rate is 93.6 percent, marking another increase in belt use which has resulted in fewer unbelted deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. DPS conducted its annual observational belt use survey in June. Continue Reading

Authorities withhold some info in Iszabella Morgan crash, such as usage of seat belts

March 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Davison County State’s Attorney Pat Smith said it is standard practice for his office to avoid releasing information during an ongoing criminal investigation. Continue Reading

Group works to increase teenagers’ seat belt use

February 20, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Eight months following the death of her 16-year-old daughter, JoAnn Olson says she is up day and night to help promote seat belt awareness and the risks in teenage driving.
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Teen driver unhurt after icy-road rollover Thursday

January 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

“He was wearing his seat belt and he received absolutely no injuries,” said a deputy. Continue Reading

State’s seat belt use at record high but proper booster seat use low

October 20, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota’s seat belt compliance rate continues to climb, reaching a record high of 92.7 percent, up slightly from 92.3 percent in 2010. However, proper use of booster seats is just 64 percent, according to observational surveys conducted by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Continue Reading

Police: Stenehjem didn’t wear belt before crash

July 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s Senate majority leader, Bob Stenehjem, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the sport utility vehicle he was driving when he was killed in an Alaskan highway crash, authorities said today. Continue Reading

Douglas County listed as ‘notable’ in teen seat belt use study

October 24, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota teens in the state’s northwest and southern corners are less likely to travel buckled up compared to their peers in other parts of the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Continue Reading

More than 5,000 motorists ticketed midway through seat belt crack-down

October 23, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Midway through a statewide increased seat belt enforcement campaign, participating law enforcement agencies have preliminary reported citing 5,196 motorists for seat belt violations. The increased enforcement runs through Oct. 28. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating the effort that began on Oct. 8. Continue Reading