Click It or Ticket 20 May 13

Motorists and passengers are reminded to buckle up this spring as extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols take to the roads statewide beginning today (Monday, May 20th) and continue through June 2nd.

Nearly 400 Minnesota law enforcement agencies are increasing patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up. Officials say in the last three years on Minnesota roads (2010-2012), there were 864 traffic deaths, of which 352 (41 percent) were not buckled up. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, of those 352 killed, 41 percent were motorists ages 16–29.