The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the statewide youth seat belt mobilization conducted March 15-31. During the enforcement effort, deputies issued 12 traffic tickets including: 10 seat belt tickets; two speeding tickets and 67 warnings for various other violations.
"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 more information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com