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KIMT News 3 — Chances are if Minnesota drivers didn’t click it this past week and a half, you ended up with a ticket.
Rain wasn’t the only thing on the roads over the past few weeks.
The Minnesota State Patrol issued more than 1,700 seat belt citations and issued more than 800 warnings as part of its Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign.
The enforcement ran from May 20th to June 2nd.
Authorities tell us the visibility during these campaigns goes along way in getting people to buckle up.
“We want the perception that you can get a citation too,” Sgt. Jacalyn Sticha of the Minnesota State Patrol said. “As well as if you get caught, you get a citation. That’s what’s going to bring everybody to the place where we are all wearing our seatbelts and reducing injury and death.”
In our area, she says more than 200 citations were given, while more than 160 were given a warning.