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State police focus on seat belts

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By David Giuliani

State police officers issued 72 seat-belt and six child restraint citations in an operation last week, an official said.

On the night of Feb. 20, the state police held a three-hour operation on the four-lane portion of Seventh Street. The operation, like a similar one in early December, focused on seat-belt and child restraint violators.

The operation also yielded 20 citations for other offenses, as well as five arrests for outstanding warrants and revoked licenses, state police said.

The state police posted someone near a streetlight so that the person could see whether people were wearing seatbelts. If a driver was not wearing one, state police down the way would be informed by radio to pull that person over.