Cassville Police to participate in youth seat belt enforcement

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

'Buckle Up and Arrive Alive' campaign to run from March 15-31

The Cassville Police Department announced it is joining forces with statewide law enforcement on March 15-31 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 ten teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

Under the Graduated Driver's License 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 a seat belt.

"Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up seat belt enforcement," said Sgt. Donald Privett, of the Cassville Police Department. "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.

For more information on Missouri seat belt usage and the "Buckle Up and Arrive Alive" campaign, people may visit www.saveMOlives.com.

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