Captain Ronald S. Johnson, commanding officer of Troop C, Weldon Spring, announces the result of a “Click It Or Ticket” campaign conducted on March 29 in Pike County. The primary goal was to reduce the number of injury and fatal crashes through the aggressive enforcement of traffic laws to include zero tolerance policy to ensure seat belt compliance and the utilization of child restraint systems. During the four-hour operation, three officers stopped 61 vehicles, and issued 49 summonses and 35 warnings.
The summonses break down as follows: speed – 30 summonses, seat belt – 15 summonses, hazardous moving – 1 summons, uninsured motorists – 1 summons, nonmoving traffic violations – 2 summonses.
“Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It Or Ticket enforcement,” said Captain Johnson. “We’ll be out there to remind you seat belts can – and do – save lives.”
For information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.
The Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life and Wear It!