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Seat belt campaign yields variety of tickets

Seat belt campaign yields variety of tickets

April 6th, 2014 in News

The Jefferson City Police Department participated in the statewide Youth Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign from March 15-31.

During the enforcement effort, officers issued 532 tickets.

Those infractions and the number of tickets were: no seat belts, 49; no child restraints, 7; speeding, 148; following too close, 14; red light violations, 25; driving while intoxicated, 4; driving while suspended or revoked, 26; driving without a valid license, 30; no insurance, 96; minor in possession of alcohol, 7; and other traffic offenses, 126.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 33 percent of teens do not buckle up, authorities have said. Eight out of 10 Missouri teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.