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Posted on: April 8, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Buckle Up to Avoid a Ticket and Arrive Alive

The Liberty Police Department will be joining other law enforcement agencies April 15 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s safety belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.

Nearly one in four Missouri motorists fail to regularly wear their seat belt in a motor vehicle. Only 77 percent of Missourians buckle up regularly, seven percent less than the national average of 84 percent.

Failure to regularly wear a safety belt can be deadly. In 2008, 489 people killed in traffic crashes were not wearing their seat belt. Seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled (2009 numbers are not finalized yet).

For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit

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