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New Seat Belt Law Starts Tuesday

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 at 4:28 am

Minnesotans need to buckle up or pay up.  A new law goes into effect, Tuesday, that requires everyone in a vehicle to put on their seat belt, and if they don’t they can receive a ticket.  Pine County Sheriff Mark Mansavage talked about the new law last week on the Pine County Sheriff’s Report.

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The Minnesota Department of Traffic Safety reports that between June and August, 476 traffic deaths and nearly 1,800 serious injuries occurred in the state over the past three years.  Each year, 200 people are killed in Minnesota who were not wearing their seat belt.  Mansavage says not only does not wearing a seat belt threaten safety, but the pockets as well.

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Minnesota is the 29th state to pass such a law.

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