The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office ticketed seven motorists for not wearing seat belts during the November 16 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 nine traffic citations including seven seatbelt tickets; and two other traffic violations. 56 other warnings for various hazardous moving violations were also issued.
Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in four Missouri motorists are still not making it click. Nearly seven out of ten Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," stated Sheriff Brad DeLay. "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.