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Police to step up belt enforcement

Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts — beware. The 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off May 21 and will run through June 3.

Seat belt use saves thousands of lives across America each year. U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

(NHTSA) statistics show that in 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 12,546 lives nationwide.

In 2010, 2,187 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle crashes, according to NHTSA, and 51 percent of them were not wearing seat belts at the time of the fatal crashes.

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