Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office issued zero (0) tickets to motorists for not wearing seat belts during the February 14 Click It or Ticket mobilization. Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri particiapted in this statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up - and save more lives.
During the enforcement, deputies issued a total of 13 traffic citations including: seven (7) speeding tickets; one (1) uninsured motorist and five (5) tickets for other traffic violations. 56 warnings were issued for various other hazardous moving violations.
Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, thirteen percent of Missouri motorists are still not making it click. Even more concerning, more than 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.