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State Police introduce plan to curb 'Buckle-phobia'

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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Michigan State Police say seven percent of drivers in the state suffer from "Buckle-phobia."  Now they're introducing a new campaign to cut down on the "fear of wearing a seatbelt."

While Buckle-phobia is imaginary, the statistics surrounding the issue are real. State Police say seat belt use has declined for the last three years and nearly half of all people killed in vehicle crashes are not wearing one.

Police are also enforcing "Click It or Ticket" zones now through Memorial Day. The extra patrols are paid for by federal dollars. 








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