Minnesota law enforcement agencies cited nearly 21-hundred motorists for seat belt violations, plus 91 child safety seat citations during a two-week campaign ending June 6th. Mike Hanson with the state Office of Traffic Safety says those numbers are “pretty consistent with what we’ve seen in the past”:
“When we look at the big picture, (it) tells us we still have some work to do educating every Minnesotan on the importance of getting them to buckle up that seatbelt — every seat, every trip, every time.”
Hanson says decisions to *not* buckle-up are contributing to traffic deaths in Minnesota being 40 percent ahead of last year. Hanson says he’s fearful that Minnesota could top the 500 mark in traffic fatalities in 2021, for the first time in many years.