The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office ticketed 1 motorist for not wearing a seat belt during the April 15 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 an additional 25 warnings for various hazardous moving violations.
Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in four Missouri motorists are still not making it click. 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.