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13,302 ticketed in October statewide for not wearing seat belts

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An enhanced statewide seat belt enforcement campaign that ran October 8-28, resulted in 13,302 seat belt tickets.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety coordinated the effort among 400 law enforcement agencies to increase seat belt compliance. A seat belt citation can cost more than $100.

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A similar campaign in October 2009 resulted in more than 10,000 tickets.

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