Extra seat belt enforcement has begun
More than 300 agencies are conducting extra seat belt violation enforcement now through June 4. The campaign, coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, will help monitor the 100 deadliest days of Memorial Day through Labor Day. During that time from 2011-2015, 152 unbelted motorists lost their lives.
Wisconsin has a similar campaign underway.
According to the 2016 Minnesota Observational Seat Belt Survey, 93 percent of front seat occupants were wearing their seat belts. Seat belts must be worn correctly — low and snug across the hips and shoulder straps should never be tucked under an arm or behind the back. A seat belt ticket in Minnesota is $25, but can cost more than $100 with fees. For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and click "Topics," followed by "Seat Belts and Air Bags."