The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the statewide you seat belt mobilization conducted March 15-31. During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 28 traffic tickets including: seven seat belt tickets; eight speeding tickets; 13 other traffic violations. One Felony arrest and one drug arrest were also made as a result of the crackdown.
"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," stated Sheriff Brad DeLay. "Law Enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive."
Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 33 percent of teens do not buckle up. Eight out of ten Missouri teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit www.saveMolives.com