Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office ticketed zero (0) motorists for not wearing seat belts during the November 22 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, deputies issued a total of four (4) traffic citations including: two (2) driving while suspended tickets; one (1) uninsured motorist ticket and one (1) other hazardous moving violation ticket. One felony arrest was made and 43 warnings for various other violations were issued as a result of the enforcement.
Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in five Missouri motorists are still not making it click. Even more concerning, six 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.