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Tickets issued during campaign

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office ticketed seven motorists for not wearing seat belts during the November "Click It or Ticket" campaign.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Mis-souri participated in the statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up and save more lives.

During the enforce-ment effort, officers issued a total of nine traffic cita-tions, which included seven seatbelt violations. Two citations were issued for other traffic violations.

A total of 56 warnings were issued for hazardous moving violations.

"Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in four Missouri motor-ists are still not making it click," said Lawrence County Sheriff Brad De-Lay. "Nearly seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuck-led.

"Seat belts are the sin-gle best defense in a crash," DeLay continued. "We will continue to encourage driv-ers to make the smart, sim-ple choice to buckle up and arrive alive."

For more information on Missouri's seat belt use, visit the Internet at www.saveMOlives.com.

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