The Troy Police participated in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 19 – June 1. During the enforcement effort, officers made several contacts.
Several drivers received citations for various violations, and several friendly reminders were given to remind everyone of how important seat belt use is to everyone.
“Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash,” stated Chief Jeff Taylor. “Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive.”
Six out of ten people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years. Missouri has 80 percent seat belt use, which is well below the nation average of 86 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 and 63 percent, respectively.
For more information on Missouri’s seat belt use, please visit www.saveMOlives.com.