Minnesota law enforcement kicks off another statewide seatbelt enforcement campaign beginning Sunday through September 24th, but State Patrol Lieutenant Gordon Shank says:

“We’re not looking to cite everybody, whenever we have these campaigns.  That’s not our goal.  Our goal is traffic safety and to save lives on the roadway.  And this is one way that it can be done, is just by clicking it and driving.”

As of September 11th, unbelted fatalities in Minnesota for the year were at 53, compared to 72 last year at this time.  But officials say even one preventable death is too many.  In 2021 nearly eight-in-ten unbelted traffic deaths in the state were in Greater Minnesota.