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State Police: ‘Buckle Up NY’ parks effort to start Saturday

New York State is launching its annual campaign to get visitors to state parks to buckle their seat belts.

“BUNY in the Parks” — BUNY being Buckle Up NY — is both an educational and enforcement effort to ensure that motorists and passengers fasten their seat belts, and that youngsters are in proper child safety seats.

During last year’s BUNY in the Parks campaign, State Police and State Parks Police issued more than 42,045 tickets, officials said Friday. More than 1,600 of those tickets were for improper child restraints and nearly 1,900 for adult seat belt violations, officials said.

This year’s campaign will be held from July 8 to July 23, 2017, one of the busiest periods for park use, officials said.

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