ROCHESTER, Minn. – After two weeks of keeping a close eye on motorists, authorities have released numbers from this Spring’s Click it or Ticket campaign.
According to Olmsted County officials, nearly 300 people were cited for not wearing their seatbelt. Those citations usually means a fine of more than $100. Authorities say more than 360 unbelted motorists were killed in the last three years in Minnesota. A number they want to see drop as much as possible. “There’s room to live in that vehicle if you are able to stay in the vehicle from being buckled up properly. You take a great risk of being thrown from the vehicle and seriously injured,” Sgt. Vince Scheckel of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said.
He also said you are six times more likely to be hurt in a crash if you are not wearing a belt.