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Unbelted deaths: October deadliest month

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October was the deadliest month for unbelted traffic deaths in 2012, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. To date for the year, 87 motorists killed in crashes were not buckled up, of which 15 were in October.

All of the 15 October unbelted deaths were outside the seven-county metro area. August (14), June (11) and February (11) also ranked high for unbelted deaths in 2012.

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