Seat Belt Enforcement Starts Friday

Posted at: 10/11/2012 10:04 AM
By: Gordon Severson

(ABC 6 News)- City, state and county officers are preparing for one of the biggest enforcement waves of the year.

From October 12th- 26th extra officers will be out on Minnesota roads looking for unbelted drivers. Not wearing a seat belt is now considered a primary offense in Minnesota law.

That means officers don't need another reason to pull you over. Not wearing your seat belt is enough to get execute a traffic stop.

Extra shifts will take place both during the day and at night.

The enforcement wave is part of the Department of Public Safety's Toward Zero Death campaign.  Olmsted County is still in the top 10 for deadliest counties.

The average cost of a seat belt ticket is $100.