No seat belt tickets issued
Local motorists were buckled up when the Cassville Police Department conducted its most recent Click It or Ticket effort on Feb. 22. Local officers did not issue any seat belt violation citations last Friday.
"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," said Corporal Donald Privett, of the Cassville Police Department. "We will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and arrive alive."
The local police department stepped up enforcement efforts during the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign, which is designed to encourage more motorists to buckle up and save more lives in Missouri.
During the local effort, Cassville Police officers issued the following eight traffic citations: one, driving while intoxicated; three, failure to prove insurance; two, improper signals; one, excessive speed; and one, improper registration.
A misdemeanor arrest was also made as a result of the enforcement for possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to state statistics, nearly one in four Missouri motorists are not wearing seat belts when they are driving or riding in a vehicle. Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
For more information on Missouri's seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com.