Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office ticketed one motorist for not wearing seat belts during the April 14th 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 three citations including one seat belt ticket; one speeding ticket; and three fugitives were arrested as a result of the enforcement. A total of 58 warnings were issued for various other moving violations.
Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearying a seat belt, nearly one in five Missouri motorists are still not making it click. Even more concerning, six out of ten Missourians are 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.