The Jefferson City Police Department announced Tuesday it is joining with law enforcement from around the state Nov. 18th for an aggressive "Click it or Ticket" mobilization to crack down on Missouri's safety belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.
Failure to regularly wear a safety belt can be deadly. In 2009, 425 people killed in traffic crashes weren't wearing their seat belt. Seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes were unbuckled.
Nearly one in four Missouri motorists fail to regularly wear their seat belt in a motor vehicle. Only 76 percent of Missourians buckle up regularly, 8 percent less than the national average of 84 percent.