June 10, 2010

Seat Belt Enforcement Efforts Result in Tickets

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Department recently participated in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 24 – June 6. During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 24 traffic tickets including 18 for seat belt violations, four speeding tickets and one other traffic violation. One felony arrest was also made as a result of the crackdown.

“Seat belts are the single best defense in a crash,” said Sheriff Wayne Winn. “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 Transportation’s Highway Safety Division in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Missouri Safety Center.

For more info on Missouri’s seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

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