Seat Belt Tickets Down During Click It or Ticket Campaign

Authorities say the 2015 Click It or Ticket campaign shows more drivers are putting their safety first. 

Extra law enforcement was out on Minnesota roads from October 9 through October 25 to crack down on drivers failing to buckle up. 

This year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 5,500 motorists were cited for seat belt violations, a 33 percent drop from last year and the lowest since 2010. 

Police wrote 128 child seat citations, down from 219 at this time last year. 

Police say it’s a step in the right direction, however there is still work to do as 50 percent of drivers killed on Minnesota roads this year were not wearing seatbelts. 

More than 300 law enforcement agencies participated in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. 

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