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Buckle up: Increased seat belt patrols take to Lake County roads

October 4, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Tickets for motorists not buckling up

June 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

There are about 120 unbelted traffic deaths each year in Minnesota.
That statistic has motivated statewide efforts to beef up seat belt enforcement. Continue Reading

‘I got caught!’

May 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Dozens of students leaving the Jefferson High School parking lot were “ticketed” last Thursday for doing something right: Wearing their seat belt. Continue Reading

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

Seventy-seven percent of Minnesota motorists buckled up

November 6, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

West Central Minnesota’s new seat belt compliance rate is 77.3 percent, according to the area’s first seat belt use survey, conducted by area traffic safety advocates.
The observational survey was conducted in September, and data were collected in 10 counties. Continue Reading

Students scared safe at Jefferson

May 22, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Jefferson High School students saw a sobering sight on Thursday at the school’s dramatization of a mock car crash. Continue Reading

Minnesota seat belt law helped save 68 lives, agency says

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Public Safety Department reported that the state’s seat belt law saved 68 lives and prevented 320 severe injuries from 2009 to 2011.
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Click It or Ticket campaign starts Friday

January 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Police Department will take part in a “Click It or Ticket It” campaign starting Friday. Extra officers will patrol Friday through Jan. 21. Continue Reading

Rural Minnesotans use seat belts less often, especially in northwest

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Although seat belt use has reached an all-time high of nearly 93 percent in Minnesota, according to results of an annual state survey to be released today, other state data shows motorists outstate are using seat belts at far lower rates. The lowest seat belt use? Northwest Minnesota, at 65.8 percent. Continue Reading

Click It or Ticket seat-belt campaign to resume on Minnesota highways

October 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota State Patrol is resuming its “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Continue Reading