Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reporting a significant decline in the number of traffic citations issued for seat belt violations during the Click-it-or-Ticket campaign was conducted last month.

Statewide, about 5500 motorists were cited for failing to buckle up during the two-week crackdown. That’s about 33-percent lower than the ticket total from a similar enforcement campaign conducted last fall.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department reported that its officers issued 113 seat belt citations during this fall’s crackdown.

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