Police across Michigan issued more than 18,000 safety belt citations during a recent two-week crackdown.
Federal safety grants helped pay for the project, which ran May 21 to June 3 in several communities across the state. Preliminary results from the project were announced by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.
Officers wrote 13,176 citations in grant-funded safety belt enforcement zones, located in 55 counties. The other tickets came from law enforcement agencies that voluntarily agreed to make safety belt enforcement a priority during the period.
Of the tickets issued, 777 were because children under 4 years old were not properly restrained in a child safety seat.
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