Belton Police ticket zero motorists for not wearing seat belts during the February 20th Click It or Ticket mobilization. Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri participated in this statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up – and save more lives.
During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 24 traffic citations including zero seat belt tickets; 10 speeding tickets; zero driving while intoxicated tickets and 14 other traffic violations.
Despite the evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in four Missouri motorists are still not making it click. Six out of ten Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash,” stated Chief James Person. “We will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive.”
For more information on Missouri’s seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com. Buckle up and Arrive Alive.