CPD to participate in Youth Seat Belt Enforcement

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Cassville Police Department announced it is joining forces with statewide law enforcement March 15 to March 31 for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization to crack down on Missouri's seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.

Only 67 percent of Missouri's teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Eight out of 10 teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

Under the Graduated Driver's License (GDL) law, teens are required to wear their seat belt, as it's a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing their seat belt.

"Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up seat belt enforcement," said Dana Kammerlohr, Cassville police chief. "We'll be out there to remind you seat belts can, and do, save lives."

Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes -- buckle up and arrive alive.

For more information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.