The Belton Police department will be joining with state wide law enforcement May 19 – June 1 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crackdown on Missouri’s seat belt violations.
Six out of ten 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. And even with all the advancements in automobile safety ad education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the past six years and consistently below the national average,
Missouri has an 80 percent seat belt use, which is well below the national average of 86 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 and 63 percent.
“Every day someone dies in a crash in Missouri because they weren’t buckled up,” said Chief James Person. “We will be pulling out all of the stops to ensure motorists are buckling up.”
Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.