In a continued effort to enforce seat belt usage, the Monett Police Department will be joining area law enforcement agencies on Feb. 25 for an aggressive "Click It or Ticket" campaign.
"Every day someone dies in a crash in Missouri, because they weren't buckled up," said Monett Police Chief Tim Schweder. "We'll be out there to remind you that seatbelts can and do save lives every day."
Nearly one in four Missourians still fail to regularly wear their safety belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
Failure to regularly wear a safety belt can be deadly. In 2008, 489 people killed in traffic crashes weren't wearing their seatbelt. Seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
For more information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.