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12,000 People get NY Tickets

12,000 People get NY Tickets

(WENY)---Over 12,000 drivers were pulled over and ticketed for not buckling their seatbelts.

New York State Police say 12,700 drivers were ticketed during a recent two-week seat belt enforcement campaign.

More than 800 of those tickets were issued for child restraint violations.

State troopers joined about 400 local law enforcement agencies during the "Buckle Up New York" campaign that began May 21 and ran through June 3.

During 2011, more than 300,000 tickets were issued statewide.