Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Police issue 100 seat belt tickets on Click It or Ticket Day

As you head out for the holidays, please buckle up!


The Kansas City Police Department issued 100 safety belt tickets and four child safety belt tickets during their Click It or Ticket mobilization Nov. 18.

KCPD joined law enforcement agencies from across the state to enforce seat belt laws in advance of the busy holiday travel season last week. Officers of the Special Operations Division stopped 282 vehicles and issued a total of 378 traffic tickets including: 100 safety belt tickets, 154 speeding tickets, 4 child safety belt tickets and one for driving under the influence.

“The Kansas City Missouri Police Department is committed to consistently enforcing all traffic laws but, especially those involving hazardous driving and seat belt violations,” said Sgt. Grant Ruark of the Traffic Enforcement Unit. “Slowing down and buckling up saves lives. It’s as simple as that and we’re going to continue to get this message across to motorists in our city.”

For information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit