The Liberty Police Department is joining with statewide law enforcement March 15-31 for an aggressive youth seat belt enforcement and education effort to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.
Only 67 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Eight out of 10 teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled. Under Missouri’s Graduated Driver’s License law, teens are required to wear their seat belt and it’s a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing their seat belt.
“Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up seat belt enforcement,” said Lt. Duane Davidson. “We’ll be out there to remind you seat belts can – and do – save lives.”
Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.