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Nebraska State Patrol Enforces Seat Belt Safety

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Drivers should 'click it' or prepare for a ticket.

That's because law enforcement officers are cracking down on seat belt violations.

The Nebraska State Patrol is participating in a two month–long seat belt enforcement operation.

Money from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is helping fund the seat belt crack down.

During the month of January, Scotts Bluff troopers issued between 75 and 100 seat belt citations.

Troopers say the State Patrol's effort will continue through February.

Lieutenant Jamey Balthazar says everyone should get in the habit of buckling their seatbelts.

"We're really trying to get folks to buckle up and get into the habit... In town, out of town, wherever," says Balthazar.   "Just put that seat belt on to make sure, if you're involved in a motor vehicle collision, you won't be hurt or injured or killed."

Officers say more than half of the people killed in car crashes are not restrained at the time of impact.

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