The Monett Police Department is gearing up for another aggressive campaign aimed at cracking down on drivers who don't wear their seat belts.
Local police will be joining a statewide "Click It or Ticket" mobilization from May 24 to June 6. During that time, officers will be enforcing the state's seat belt laws with the goal in mind of reducing highway fatalities.
"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 seat belts can and do save lives."
Statistics reveal that nearly one in four Missourians fail to regularly wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
Chief Schweder reminds local citizens that regular seat belt use is the most effective way to protect drivers and passengers from fatal traffic crashes.
For more information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.