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Teens Reminded to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive


  The Vernon County Sheriff's Office releases Youth Seat Belt Enforcement Results


  Teens Reminded to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive Vernon County Sheriff's Office - The Vernon County Sheriff's Office participated in the statewide youth seat belt mobilization conducted April 1-15th. During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 35 traffic warnings and tickets including: 9 seat belt warnings; 9 speeding warnings; and 13 other traffic violations. 2 felony arrests were made because of the crackdown.

  "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 buckle up and Arrive Alive."

  Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, over 25 percent of teens do not buckle up. Six out of ten Missouri teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

  Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit


For More Information Contact: Vernon County Sheriff's Office at 417-283-4400