CPD releases Youth Seat Belt Enforcement results

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Officers remind teens to 'Buckle Up and Arrive Alive'

The Cassville Police Department issues three tickets during its participation in the statewide youth seat belt mobilization, conducted March 15-31.

The enforcement was from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 2-4 p.m. on school days.

During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total three traffic summonses. Two were issued for not wearing a seat belt, and one was issued for failing to provide proof of insurance.

There were a total of 11 vehicles stopped during the enforcement effort.

"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," said Cpl. Donald Privett of the Cassville Police Department. "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to 'Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.'"

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 33 percent of teens do not buckle up.

Eight out of 10 Missouri teens killed in traffic crashes are not wearing seat belts.

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

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