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Law enforcers uphold seat-belt law passed in July

GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- Enforcement of the new state law requiring driver to wear seat belts is getting aggressive support from Wisconsin troopers.

Officers have the right to pull over and ticket drivers for not wearing seat belts, according to the law passed in July. The previous law allowed for those citations only if the driver were stopped for another violation.

Statistics show that state troopers are putting the new law into effect.

In July, State Patrol troopers cited nearly 3,800.  That's a drastic increase from June, when about 1,600 drivers were ticketed for not wearing a seat belt.

Police officers say those numbers should drop as motorists learn their lesson.

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