Fredericktown Police Department will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 20 to June 2 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt violations.
Six out of ten people killed in 2018 Missouri traffic crashes were unbuckled. Even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has shown modest improvement in the last six years and consistently below the national average.
Missouri has an 87% seat belt use, which is below the national average of 90 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 73 and 71 percent.
Every day someone dies in a crash in Missouri because they weren’t buckled up. We will be pulling out all the stops to ensure motorists are buckling up.
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 information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.