Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Kicks Off November 17

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Kicks Off November 17

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The Utah Highway Patrol says if you're not buckled, you're busted.

They're cracking down on drivers not wearing seat belts starting next week.

Officers will focus on teen and young adult drivers. The Utah Department of Public Safety reports the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 24 is motor vehicle crashes.

State law requires all passengers and drivers to wear safety belts and children up to five years old must be in a child safety seat.

Anyone between five and 19 years old must either ride in a child safety seat or wear a seat belt.

The state-wide campaign will go through November 30.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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