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Brake for Seat Belts





The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 20 - June 2, 2024, for a statewide "Click It or Ticket" mobilization to step up enforcement on Missouri's seat belt law.

More than 6 out of 10 people killed in 2023 Missouri traffic crashes were unbuckled.  Even with all the advancements in automobile safety, a seat belt remains a person's single greatest defense in the event of a crash.

Missouri's seat belt use has shown improvement in the last five years, but the state remains just below the national averaging in usage.  Missouri has an 88.7 percent seat belt use while the national average is 91.6 percent.  Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 71.8 percent and 74.4 percent, respectively.

"Nearly every day someone dies in a Missouri traffic crash because they weren't buckled up," said Sheriff Brad A> DeLay.  "We will be pulling out all the stops to help ensure motorist are making the smart decision to buckle up".

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.  For information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit