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A tougher seat belt law has saved an estimated 68 lives and millions of dollars, according to a study released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Excellence in Rural Safety found that the state’s primary seat belt law resulted in 320 fewer serious injuries since taking effect in June of 2009. It also saved an estimated $45 million in medical costs, including $10 million in taxpayer money that would have been spent on Medicare and Medicaid charges.