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Minnesota Seatbelt Laws Save Lives

September 02, 2013

A few years ago, Minnesota lawmakers took a stand against belt-less drivers. For those special cases where one’s own well-being and safety isn’t a good enough reason to buckle up, now police officers are empowered to pull over Minnesota drivers for the sole purpose of issuing tickets to otherwise law-abiding drivers.

Did their belt-buckling and life-saving plan work? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yeeesssss.

A study done by the University of Minnesota shows that the new law resulted in a 68 fewer deaths and a whopping 320 fewer injuries between 2009 and 2011. That’s a lot of healthy and safe drivers that might not otherwise be on the road.

For more information on the University of Minnesota study, check out this article from Minnesota Public Radio: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/26/minnesota-primary-seat-belt-law-study

Be safe, be confident and happy driving!
-Midway Driving School
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