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Police Step Up Seat Belt Enforcement Ahead Of Holiday Weekend

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     A traditionally busy travel weekend is ahead for memorial day and local law enforcement are gearing up to crack down. Wednesday multiple agencies held a seat belt enforcement zone in East Moline. Officers and state troopers ticketed about seven drivers in an hour who weren't buckled up. It's all part of the Click It Or Ticket campaign. Agencies all over plan to be out in full force over the weekend hoping to cut down on deadly accidents.
     "Approximately 955 people died last year in the state of Illinois because of traffic accidents and our goal here today is to try to bring that number down," said Lt. Thomas Reagan with the East Moline Police Department.
     Nationwide statistics from 2011 show that 52 percent of people killed in accidents were not wearing their seat belt. The national Click It Or Ticket campaign runs through Monday.