Lawrence County Sheriff's Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 23 - June 3. During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of nine (9) traffic tickets including: three seat belt tickets; three speeding tickets and three other tickets for other violations. 117 warnings were issued for various other violations and one fugitive was apprehended.
"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."
Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. Missouri's seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years. Missouri has a 79 percent seat belt use, which is well below the national average of 87 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 and 63 percent.
Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For more information on Missouri's seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com