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'Click-it or Ticket' encourages driving safety

MARQUETTE — Michigan State Police and other local law enforcement officials are reminding the public about the importance of wearing a seatbelt as the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is launching a “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign that runs May 16 to June 5.

Lt. Mark Giannunzio, MSP’s public information officer for the U.P. based in Marquette, said they will have extra patrols out in the coming weeks as part of an effort to remind motorists to buckle up.

“In times of a crash you’re much safer with a seatbelt on,” said G...