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Law Enforcement Set Up Seat Belt Sting, Targeting Teens

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MANKATO , MINN. -

Law enforcement set up on roads known for having a lot of young adult drivers. According to Minnesota State Patrol, teens are the least likely to wear a seatbelt. Sergeant Matthew Dick with the MN State Patrol says, "A little lack of experience kind of leads them to think that they can handle anything. And those of us that have driven for a while we know better."

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for 16 to 19–year–olds. The Minnesota State Patrol reports 40 to 50 teens die each year in traffic accidents and only a third of those teens were wearing their seatbelts.