Youth Seat Belt Enforcement

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office participated in the statewide youth seat belt mobilization conducted March 15-31. During the enforcement effort, deputes issued a total of 30 traffic tickets including 23 speeding tickets, seven other tickets for various hazardous moving violations. No seat belt tickets were issued. A total of 157 warnings were issued to motorists as a result of the crackdown.
“Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash,” stated Sheriff Brad DeLay. “Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and arrive alive.”
Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 26 percent of teens do not buckle up. Seven out of 10 Missouri teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
Buckle up and arrive alive. For information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives. com.


Lawrence County Record

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Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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