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May 21, 2012 Sergeant Grant Ruark
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Click It or Ticket starts today
The Kansas City Missouri Police Department will join with other law enforcement agencies from across the state for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization from May 21 through June 3.
The officers will be working overtime and targeting speeding and aggressive driving with an obvious emphasis on seat belt violations.
Seven out of ten people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. Even with all of the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years and is consistently below the national average of 85 percent. Teenagers and pick-up drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 percent and 66 percent.
“We plan to put extra officers out there on several days of this mobilization,” said Sgt. Grant Ruark of the Traffic Enforcement Unit. “We want to send a clear message that we’re serious about this issue. Using a seat belt 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