The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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March 19, 2014

Seat belt enforcement starts Friday

MANKATO — Drivers in the Mankato region can expect to see more law enforcement officers patrolling the roads soon.

The latest Click-it or Ticket campaign will take place Friday through March 30. During that time police officers, deputies and state troopers will be working extra hours enforcing seat belt and child restraint laws.

"Nobody ever gets into a vehicle planning on getting into a crash," said Gabe Cornish, the Toward Zero Deaths coordinator for the region. "Wearing seat belts properly and correctly using child restraints each and every time you are in a vehicle can be a matter of life or death."

The campaign often includes having spotters on a sidewalk watching for violations, then contacting officers in squad cars waiting to stop those drivers.

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