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Pittsburg police to take part in pilot program to lookout for seatbelt violations

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Thanks to a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation Pittsburg police will be looking for people without seatbelts on this year.

One night out of every month this year five extra Pittsburg officers will be out looking for seatbelt violations.

It's a pilot program meaning KDOT is trying this program in certain cities and towns throughout the state.  Authorities say they normally find more people driving suspended, have warrants out or other infractions.

"Not only is it safer for those occupants in the vehicle, but it also teaches our children better habits of wearing these seatbelts," says Major Brent Narges of the Pittsburg Police Department.

Their goal is to increase motorist safety and overall seatbelt usage.

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