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Coos County Sheriff's Office releases safety belt blitz statistics

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COQULLE, Ore. -- Coos County Sheriff's Office Thursday released statistics related to a February seat belt and child restraint safety blitz.

Between February 6 and 19, the sheriff’s office along with other law enforcement agencies in Coos County were involved in the Oregon Safety Belt Campaign.

This campaign is designed to put extra manpower from participating agencies out on Oregon’s roadways enforcing seat belt and child restraint laws, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

The sheriff’s office was able to add four extra deputies for a total of 24 extra patrol hours to the schedule over this two-week period.

These deputies made a total of 82 contacts for traffic violations and issued 64 citations for various traffic violations, nice of those for safety belt violations.

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