Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Seat belt enforcement results

In a special one-day Click It or Ticket mobilization April 15, Kansas City Police issued a total of 656 traffic tickets, including 158 for seat belt violations, 370 for speeding violations and 2 violations for driving while intoxicated.

We hope that enforcements like these will raise the seat belt usage rate in Missouri, where nearly one in four people still don't wear one. Of the 23 fatality vehicle crashes in Kansas City so far this year, just two of those killed were wearing seat belts.

Our enforcement efforts aren't over. The regularly scheduled annual two-week Click It or Ticket mobilization will take place May 18-30.

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