The Barry County Sheriff's Department will increase enforcement of the state's seat belt law through an aggressive "Click It or Ticket" campaign on Nov. 18.
The local sheriff's office is encouraging area motorists to buckle up for safety and to avoid a costly ticket.
"Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It or Ticket enforcement," said Sheriff Mick Epperly. "We'll be out there to remind you seat belts can and do save lives."
According to statewide statistics, nearly one in four Missouri motorists don't wear their seat belts. Seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes were not buckled up.
For more information on seat belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.