Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rolla PD reminds motorists to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive

The Rolla Police Department ticketed 26 motorists for not wearing seat belts during the Feb. 24 Click It or Ticket mobilization. Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri participated in this statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up – and save more lives.
During the enforcement effort, officers made a total of 94 traffic stops including: 31 seat belt violations; 33 speeding violations; 15 stop sign/light violations; three driver’s license violation arrests; and one drug arrest.
Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in four Missouri motorists are still not making it click. Seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
“Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash,” said Sgt. Tim Mayfield. “We will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive.”
For more information on Missouri’s seat belt use, please visit Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.

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