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Buckle up: Minnesota participating in national seat belt enforcement campaign

Failing to wear a seat belt can result in a ticket and court fees costing nearly $100

Putting on a seat belt takes only a matter of seconds, but the act can save lives.

That's the message the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is spending $10.5 million to send to motorists as part of a national "Click It or Ticket" education and enforcement campaign. The initiative began Monday and will run through June 4.

"Adopt the easy habit of buckling up," said Mike Hanson, director of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "It's heartbreaking to see a crash where wearing a simple seat belt could have changed the outcome. Take two seconds and do the right thing."


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