Click It or Ticket 10 Day Campaign
By: Rachele Cermak
Statewide the Minnesota State Patrol are enforcing the Safe & Sober "Click It or Ticket" seat belt sweep. It will last ten days, during Oct. 12-21, in hopes to send the message that buckling up is necessary.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety wants the crackdown to motivate the 17% of drivers who don't use their seatbelt. Most of the 17%, are young, less experienced drivers.
Wearing a seatbelt or not is a personal choice. DPS Data shows though that about half of those people who died in a crash were not wearing one.
The fine is relatively small, about $25, but not wearing the belt can be deadly.