Buckle Up, Minnesota and Live...and Make Sure Your Kids are Safe!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. 539MN

Listen up, Minnesotans. 

See that red light in your rear view mirror?  That officer may be checking you for a seat belt and child restraint violation!

Seat belt and child restraint violations will be the target for troopers, deputies and city police officers from  May 19 to June 1, as they all work on Minnesota roadways during the annual May Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign.

You will find more officers pulling cars over between 4 pm and 1 am  because many crash injuries and fatalities involving the non-use of seat belts occur at night.  So the focus will be on that time period since about half the crashes occur during that time period.  .

Minnesota’s seat belt law is a primary offense, meaning you can get stopped for not being appropriately restrained.

Preliminary data provided by the Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety shows that in 2013 there were 94 deaths and 247 injuries where the vehicle occupant was not buckled up. That data also shows deaths of at least two children under the age of eight – who were not properly restrained in a car seat – and seven more were seriously injured in 2013.

So, Buckle Up, Minnesota…and make sure your kids are in the appropriate car seats for their age.  And, live longer.


We want you as neighbors and clients.  So live longer by staying safe!

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Don Sabinske, Broker, GRI


Sabinske & Associates Inc.


Specializing in Sherburne, Wright, Anoka and Hennepin Counties...We can help you move!



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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Don -- something so simple to do, it's kinda amazing to think it isn't automatic for everyone.   Buckle up for safety.

May 16, 2014 10:58 PM #1
Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

May is a great time to remind all young parents to keep their children safe while traveling. Can't imagine not doing something so simple as using the seat belt and child safety seats.

May 17, 2014 05:33 AM #2
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Keeping the kids safe is imperative, Don.  And, keeping yourself safe is also a pretty good idea.

May 17, 2014 05:47 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I agree with Michael, it is so simple to do...A

May 17, 2014 06:22 AM #4
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Stay safe out there.  And, don't worry about police officers pulling you over, buckle up!

May 17, 2014 07:04 AM #5
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Don, I just don't GET IT when people don't want to use their seatbelt. My mom, as a five year old child, went through the windshield in a terrible accident and she was in the backseat. As an adult, before seat belts she was ADAMANT that we be protected and used to practice with us, by saying, "Hit the floor!" as she was preparing us in case she thought an accident was imminent. Although we never experienced what she did, it set ground rules for safety in the car and after seat belts became mandatory, I don't even THINK about it, consciously, but automatically reach for it. 

It definitely saves more lives than not. Good for you for this localism post!

May 17, 2014 07:26 AM #6
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Don, I remember a story about a girl that lost her mother because she was not wearing a seat belt as she didn't like to get her clothes wrinkled.

May 17, 2014 12:35 PM #7
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Oh, Rebecca.  That is really the epitome of stupid, isn't it?  I hope that everyone is safe and sound on the highways...with Memorial Day weekend coming up, we will hear about the death tolls again.

May 18, 2014 10:32 PM #8
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