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Kansas law enforcement officers begin seat belt crackdown for annual ‘Click It Or Ticket’ campaign

May 23, 2011

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— Law enforcement officers across Kansas will be cracking down on motorists not wearing their seat belts in the next two weeks.

The "Click It Or Ticket" campaign began Monday and lasts through June 5.

Nearly 150 Kansas law enforcement agencies are participating in the annual campaign.

The Kansas Department of Transportation says more than two-thirds of the 388 people who died in traffic crashes in 2009 were not wearing seat belts. It says 89 percent of those who escaped injury were belted in.

The transportation department's website says 428 people died in traffic accidents in Kansas last year, and 102 have been killed so far this year.

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