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Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will be involved in a statewide campaign to make sure teenagers are buckled up when they're in a car.
Sheriff's Lieutenant David Mattingly said deputies will be watching areas around high schools and making sure teen drivers and their passengers are wearing seatbelts. Teens caught not wearing a seatbelt will face a citation. The fines are $10 with no court costs.
The enforcement campaign will run through March 22.
Kansas Department of Transportation statistics show that 43 teenagers died in vehicle crashes in 2012, and 74 percent of them were not properly restrained.