June 11, 2009

Motorists Encouraged to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive

In an effort to encourage area motorists to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive, the Scotland County Sheriffs Department joined with law enforcement agencies across the nation to participate in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 18-31.

During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 22 traffic tickets in Scotland County, including 14 safety belt tickets, four speeding tickets and two other traffic violations. Two felony arrests were made as a result of the crackdown.

Safety belts are your single best defense in a crash, said Chief Deputy Bryan Whitney. Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive.

Funding for this effort was provided through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportations Highway Safety Division in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Missouri Safety Council.

Whitney noted the sheriffs department anticipates participating in the project again in 2010.

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