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Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Youth Seat Belt Enforcement Results


The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the statewide youth seat belt mobilization conducted March 15-31.  During the enforcement effort, deputies issued a total of four traffic tickets including: two seat belt tickets, one speeding ticket and one other traffic violation.  One felony arrest was made as a result of the crackdown.  73 warnings were issued for various other traffic 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 seatbelt usage, visit