Buckle up to avoid a ticket and arrive alive.
Nearly one in four Missourians still fail to regularly wear their safety belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Among those least likely to buckle up are young males, pickup truck drivers and their passengers, people who live in rural areas, and nighttime drivers.
The Kansas City Missouri Police Department DUI Section is joining with law enforcement September 11, 2008, for an aggressive "Click It or Ticket" mobilization to crack down on Missouri's safety belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.
Failure to regularly wear a safety belt can be deadly. In 2007 a driver in a Missouri traffic crash has a 1 in 32 chance of being killed if they were not wearing a seat belt. In cases where the driver wore a seat belt, their chance of being killed was 1 in 1,309. Regular safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.