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Published February 02, 2013, 03:51 PM

Not wearing a seatbelt could soon be a primary offense in North Dakota

North Dakota (WDAY TV) -- Soon, North Dakota drivers could be pulled over for not buckling up.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

North Dakota (WDAY TV) -- Soon, North Dakota drivers could be pulled over for not buckling up.

That is, if lawmakers change the seatbelt law. They want to make it a primary offense if you fail to wear your seatbelt.

Right now, it's a secondary offense, meaning drivers can only be cited for not buckling up if they are already pulled over for another offense. Triple A says it would be similar to a Minnesota law that has helped the state have a decrease in deaths.

Gene Ladoucher with AAA says, "While ND's crash fatalities are at a 30 year high. In Minnesota they are at the lowest level since 1944."

32 states in the nation have primary seat belt laws.

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