6-state trooper project targets seat belt use

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COLUMBUS — A multi-state law enforcement initiative is targeting seat belt use through enforcement and awareness.

The campaign is underway and will run through 11:59 p.m. Monday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Last year, 58% of those killed in traffic fatalities were not wearing an available seat belt, the patrol stated in a release.

In addition to Ohio troopers, the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia State Police are participating in the project.

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