Big Drop in Ticket Total From Seat Belt Crackdown
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reporting a dramatic drop in the number of citations issued for seat belt violations during a recent statewide crackdown when compared to a similar enforcement campaign last year.
Officials say they were just under 7400 tickets written for lack of seatbelt use throughout Minnesota during the final two weeks of May. That’s down almost a third when compared to the nearly 10,900 seat belt violation citations issued during the 2014 “Click it or Ticket” campaign.
The Rochester Police Department handed out 66 tickets and the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department issued 60 citations for failing to buckle up during the recent crackdown.