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Nearly 3,300 citations issued during seat belt campaign

September 9, 2021 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A special law enforcement campaign aimed at seat belt use generated nearly 3,300 citations in North Dakota, transportation officials said Thursday.

Most of the citations, 1,325, were for speeding, according to the Department of Transportation. More than 1,200 citations were for failure to wear a seat belt and 34 were child restraint citations.

The “Click It or Ticket” campaign ran from July 1 to Aug. 19. A total of 3,283 citations were attributed to overtime enforcement patrols.

Besides speeding and seat belt use, citations were also issued for failing to have insurance, suspended or revoked licenses and distracted driving. Also, arrests were made for drugs, warrants and driving under the influence.

According to officials, a person who failed to wear a seat belt was killed in a crash every nine days in North Dakota last year.