Police ramp up seat belt enforcement campaign

Published 10:06 pm Monday, May 22, 2017

Albert Lea police worked Monday to prevent people from driving or being a passenger in a vehicle without a seat belt on as part of a campaign they hope will eliminate traffic deaths.

Lt. Jeff Strom stood at the intersection of Newton Avenue and Front Street to serve as a visible reminder of the necessity of wearing seat belts. Vehicles with a driver or passenger without a seat belt on were referred to a nearby former gas station, where they were given tickets. He also gave drivers and passengers advice on how to properly wear a seat belt.

The May mobilization kickoff event was part of enhanced seat belt enforcement that lasts through June 3, as part of the Toward Zero Deaths program.

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