Seatbelt Enforcement Continues 31 May 13

A statewide seatbelt enforcement campaign continues, and a new report finds that more than half of those who were not wearing their seatbelts when they were killed in car crashes in Minnesota ended up being ejected from their vehicles. The Office of Traffic Safety says that from 2010 through 2012, 189 of the 361 people killed while unbelted were thrown from the vehicle they were in. 61 of those who died after being ejected were between the ages of 15 and 24 as well. Officials say the data reinforces the importance of wearing a seatbelt. Authorities across the state are heading into the final weekend of the Click It Or Ticket campaign. Since the campaign started May 20th, more than 4,000 motorists have been cited for not wearing a seatbelt.