Click it Or Ticket Campaign Begins 20 May 14

Nearly 400 Minnesota law enforcement agencies across the state are adding extra patrols during the latest “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which kicked off Monday and runs through June 1st. Officials say that a total of 587 Minnesotans died and over 9,700 were injured in the last five years on our roads as a result of not being buckled up. And while a record 94% of Minnesotans use their seat belts, more than 41% of the motor vehicle occupants who were killed in the last five years were not belted in. Last year 94 people died and 1,668 were injured who were not buckled up. Authorities will also be watching for the use of child car seats during the crackdown. On average, three of four child seats are not used correctly, and over the last 5 years 8 children under the age of 8 were killed and another 1,100 were injured because they were not properly restrained in car seats.