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Vernon County S.O. Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement

07/02/2021

 

Motorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive

 

 The Vernon County Sheriff's Office participated in Missouri's 2020 Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 24 - June 6, 2021.  During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 19 traffic tickets and warnings including: 7 speeding violations; 13 other traffic violations.   1 felony arrest was also made as a result of the campaign.

"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," stated Sheriff Jason Mosher.  "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to always buckle up and Arrive Alive."

Six out of 10 people killed in 2020 Missouri traffic crashes were unbuckled. Missouri's seat belt use has shown significant improvement in the last three years, but the state remains just below the national average in usage. Missouri has an 86.1 percent seat belt use while the national average is 90 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 75.5 and 71.6 percent, respectively.

Buckle up and Arrive Alive. For more information on Missouri's seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com.