Seat Belt Strength Focus of Demonstration

May 18, 2017 08:11 PM

Law enforcement will be on the lookout for drivers not wearing their seat belt over the next 14 days.

The Click It or Ticket campaign begins Monday and runs for two weeks.


And in advance of the campaign's start, the Department of Public Safety provided a demonstration of how strong a seat belt can be Thursday.

The department used a seat belt attached to a tow truck to pick up a car.

"What you saw was just a great demonstration of the power that seat belt has to keep people safe," said Col. Matt Langer of the state patrol.

"Those seat belts are little miracle workers that keep drivers and occupants in their seats instead of moving around in the vehicle, or worse yet being ejected."

The department said 79 unbelted drivers were killed on Minnesota roads in 2016 - most of those deaths coming outside the Twin Cities metro area.



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