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Seat belt stencil makes local debut

WORTHINGTON -- The Nobles County Safe Roads Coalition is helping to educate the county and encouraging people to buckle up with the use of a seat belt stencil. The coalition is painting messages in area parking lots as a reminder that seat belts ...

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New “Buckle Up” stencils are now visible on some Worthington streets. Submitted Photo

WORTHINGTON - The Nobles County Safe Roads Coalition is helping to educate the county and encouraging people to buckle up with the use of a seat belt stencil.
The coalition is painting messages in area parking lots as a reminder that seat belts save lives. Since 2011, 527 people have died from failing to buckle up in Minnesota. Ninety-one people died and 1,035 had life-changing injuries in 2015.
The Nobles County Safe Roads Coalition, along with the Toward Zero Death (TZD) and Worthington Police Department, believe enforcement and education are the keys to decreasing injuries and fatalities during crashes. The Worthington Police Department, along with 300 other law enforcement agencies, will be hitting the streets during a “Click it or Ticket” campaign starting Monday and continuing through June 5.
Drivers are encouraged to make sure all passengers are buckled up before putting the car into drive.

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