The Monett Police Department recently participated in a rural "Click It or Ticket" campaign in southwest Missouri from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31.
According to Sergeant Dennis Camp with the Monett Police Department, officers issued a total of 162 traffic and warning tickets during the campaign.
The violations issued included 22 seat belt violations, 96 speeding tickets and 11 other various traffic violations. In addition, one arrest was made for driving while intoxicated and two drug-related arrests were made.
"Seat belts save lives," said Camp. "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and arrive alive."
Drivers who fail to buckle up face a much greater risk of injury or death in vehicle crashes. Seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled, yet only three out of four Missourians regularly buckle up.
During the October crackdown, efforts were focused on 10 southwest counties in Missouri, which included Barry and Lawrence counties. Funding for the effort was provided through a Missouri Safety Center grant.