Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Police write 870 seat belt tickets in Click It or Ticket mobilization


Officers of KCPD’s Special Operations Division wrote 870 safety belt tickets during the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 24 through June 6.

During the two-week enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 3,625 traffic tickets, including:
• 870 safety belt tickets
• 1,738 speeding tickets
• 18 intoxicated driver arrests
• 999 tickets for other violations.

“Safety belts are your single best defense in a crash,” said Sgt. Grant Ruark of the Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit. “The Kansas City Missouri Police Department will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive.”

Funding for this effort was provided through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Missouri Safety Center.

For more information on Missouri’s seat belt use, visit