Mass. PD gets $20K grant aimed at boosting seat-belt use
Massachusetts' seat-belt use rate is consistently lower than the national average, ranking 45th in a 2019 study
ARLINGTON, Mass. — The Arlington Police Department has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the state to increase the number of patrols and to remind drivers and passengers about the life-saving benefits of wearing a seat belt.
Capt. Richard Flynn said $15,000 from the grant was earmarked for enforcement activities and $5,000 for equipment.
Massachusetts' seat-belt use rate is consistently lower than the national average, ranking 45th in the 2019 seat-belt observational study.
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