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Seat Belt Crackdown

Both MPR and the Pioneer Press are reporting on the 10-day seat belt crackdown beginning in Minnesota on Friday.

The crackdown will run until October 19.

More than half of the 1,200 vehicle occupants killed in Minnesota from 2005 to 2007 were not wearing seat belts. Close to 1,300 were injured not wearing seat belts.

The effort is being coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is coordinating the effort and includes another 400 law enforcement agencies.

There will be special night time seat belt patrols.