- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and officers with other law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on seat belt violations during a statewide safety campaign this month.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation says 48 law enforcement agencies in the state will be adding extra traffic safety patrols for the “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

The department says that 93 percent of people who survived crashes that resulted in fatalities last year were wearing a seat belt.

The Department of Transportation is also reminding truck drivers to buckle up. The department says a North Dakota State University seat belt use study in 2015 found that one-third of male pickup truck passengers in the state don’t wear seatbelts.

Funding for the additional traffic safety patrols is provided by a federal grant.

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