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4,500 people ticketed in Ohio for seat belt violations during week-long state trooper initiative

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Jun 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-03 11:50:16-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — During a seven-day initiative, the Ohio State Highway Patrol cited 4,500 motorists in Ohio for seat belt violations.

Troopers in Ohio joined the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police for the week long enforcement effort.

In addition to the 4,500 people cited for failing to wear a seat belt in Ohio, 138 motorists were cited in the state for child safety seat violations.

Across the six states, a total of 9,873 motorists were cited for seat belt violations and 470 were cited for child safety seat violations.

Ohio made up 45% of the initiative's seat belt citations and 29% of the child safety seat violations.

The initiative was launched on Monday, May 24 and ran through Monday, May 31.

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