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November 5, 2012
West central Minn. law officers cite 75 for no seat belt during Click It campaign
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers cited 75 people for seat belt violations during the extra Click It or Ticket enforcement patrols from Oct. 12 to 26 in Swift and Kandiyohi counties. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi County and Swift County...
November 5, 2012 - 1:33pm
November 1, 2012
Survey finds seat belt use up in region; belts save lives
WILLMAR -- Seat belt use in southwest Minnesota is up 1.4 percent, according to a recent survey completed by a multi-agency effort of Toward Zero Deaths on our roadways. The September 2012 survey shows a regional rate of 82.5 percent seat belt usage.
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2012
Minnesota seat belt compliance climbs, southwest region still lags behind
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new seat belt compliance rate is 93.6 percent, marking another increase in belt use which has resulted in fewer unbelted deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
October 22, 2012 - 10:47am
October 3, 2012
Buckle Up: Seat belt patrols coming in Minnesota, Kandiyohi, Swift counties
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, including those in Kandiyohi and Swift counties, are planning extra seat belt patrols between Oct. 12 and 26 to encourage motorists to buckle up. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county...
October 3, 2012 - 9:44am
November 24, 2010
Midwest police step up seat belt enforcement
Police agencies in Minnesota will be stepping up their enforcement of the state's seat belt law and other traffic safety laws this weekend in an effort to save lives. The "Click It or Ticket" effort will take place from Thursday through Sunday, as many people travel for the Thanksgiving...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
October 16, 2010
Letter: Living to see another day
Four women recently received "Saved by the Belt" awards from the Willmar Police Department for buckling up. They had been riding in a car that was totaled in a crash, yet they walked away with only minor injuries because they had been wearing seat belts. As first responders, that's...
October 16, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
Seat belt enforcement starts today
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officials start a seat belt enforcement campaign today, with extra patrols enforcing the state's primary seat belt law. The law allows officers to stop and ticket those not wearing their belts or securing their children in proper child safety seats. The...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
Celebrities remind Minn. students to buckle up
ST. PAUL, Minn.
June 4, 2010 - 11:19am
May 13, 2010
In time for upcoming holiday, graduation season, area law officers beginning seat belt, impaired driving campaigns
BENSON -- Area law enforcement agencies are joining a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign and conducting Safe and Sober impaired driving...
May 13, 2010 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
Willmar man sentenced for punching another man and beating him with his belt
WILLMAR -- Erick Antonio Caballero, 31, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison, which was stayed and five years of probation...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 1, 2009
Willmar man pleads to assault charge for beating man with belt
WILLMAR -- Erick Antonio Caballero, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a third-degree assault charge for beating a man with a belt and...
October 1, 2009 - 12:00am
June 8, 2009
Minnesota's new seat belt law goes into effect Tues.; fine to be $25
WILLMAR -- Starting Tuesday, Minnesota motorists can be stopped and given a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. The Legislature pa-ssed a primary...
June 8, 2009 - 12:00am
New law calls for older kids to be put in a booster seat
WILLMAR -- Parents who took the booster seat out of the car when their child started school may have to dig it out again, and parents who've already disposed of their car seat may have to go buy a new one. Starting July 1, children who are under the age of eight and are also less...
June 8, 2009 - 12:00am
May 21, 2009
Willmar teens second in seat belt video contest
ST. PAUL -- A group of Willmar Senior High students have been awarded second place in the AAA-Department of Public Safety 2009 Buckle Up, Teens! TV Commercial Contest. The group's commercial "When the Time Is Right, Buckle Up" received 1,792 votes in the contest. Team members included...
May 21, 2009 - 3:26pm
March 12, 2009
Willmar City Council committee supports seat belt legislation
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee is endorsing state legislation that would require everyone in a motor vehicle to wear a seat belt. Under the current 20-year-old law, law enforcement officers can ticket motorists for failing to wear a seat belt,...
March 12, 2009 - 12:00am