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Recent Click It or Ticket Campaign results in excess of 2,300 citations – Hometown Focus | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey


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STATEWIDE – Unbuckled children. An infant not properly restrained in a car seat. Drunk drivers without seat belts. Officers, deputies and troopers encountered them all during the most recent Click It or Ticket extra seat belt enforcement campaign.

Click It or Ticket Campaign results included:

• Officers, deputies and
troopers issued 2,382
seat belt citations and
130 child seat citations.
• 286 law enforcement
agencies statewide
participated in the Click It
or Ticket campaign from
May 22 – June 4.
• The campaign includes
enforcement, education
and awareness to
influence smart seat belt
choices.

In greater Minnesota, the Minnesota State Patrol-Virginia region, issued 148 citations.

“Most Minnesotans don’t give buckling up a second thought because it’s such a simple way to stay safe,” said Mike Hanson, director of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

Buckle Up and Live: The 2022 Minnesota observational seat belt survey showed 93 percent compliance for front seat occupants. There are signs of improvement so far this year in unbelted fatalities, but even one life lost in a crash is one too many.

• Through June 11, the
24 unbelted fatalities
compare with 34 last year
at this time, 41 in 2021
and 31 in 2020.
• Preliminary counts
show 87 unbelted
motorists died on
Minnesota roads in 2022
compared with 110 in
2021 and 105 in 2020.
• 76 percent of unbelted
fatalities in 2022 occurred
in greater Minnesota.
• Minnesota law
requires all drivers and
passengers to wear seat
belts or be in the correct
child restraint. Belts
should be tight across the
hips or thighs and should
never be tucked under
the arm or behind the
back.

All children must be in a child safety seat until they are 4 feet, 9 inches tall or at least 8 years old, whichever comes first.

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