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The various police organizations that make up the net of social control protective embrace across the great state that looks like a hand and some kind of other, bigger and weirdly shaped hand made a cool $370K from a two-week seatbelt crackdown ending June 3rd. The campaign cost $800,000 in federal safety funds to pay local and state police plus county sherriffs to work overtime to write over 18,000 $65 zero-point fines. It just goes to show you that being a scofflaw does pay. Unfortunately, the recipient is your local government. Hey, maybe they'll be able to afford some gas now.

Seatbelt campaign nets 18,000 tickets [Detroit News]

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