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Police stepping up seat belt enforcement for Memorial Day

ALPENA, Mich. — Drivers should ensure they’re strapping on their seat belts every day, especially with memorial day weekend coming up.

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning confirmed 19 people died in traffic crashes on the holiday last year. They’re also launching the new click it or ticket campaign.

Troopers and sheriff’s offices will conduct seat belt enforcement between today and June 2. Wearing your seat belt will reduce your risk of serious injury or death by 45 percent.