Play the odds: buckle up for safety
November 18, 2008
"Regular safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes" said Neosho's Chief of Police David McCracken when asked about the police department's involvement with the "Click It or Ticket" campaign.

Starting November 26, 2008, the Neosho Police Department will join with other law enforcement agencies across the state to aggressively enforce the "Click It or Ticket" campaign. This mobilization is intended to crack down on Missouri's safety belt law violators and reduce highway fatalities.

Nearly one in four Missourians still fail to regularly wear their safety belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Among those least likely to buckle up: young males, pickup truck drivers and their passengers, people who live in rural areas, and nighttime drivers.

Failing to regularly wear a seat belt can be deadly. In 2007, a driver in a Missouri traffic accident had a 1 in 32 chance of being killed if he or she were not wearing a seat belt. In cases where the driver wore a seat belt, his or her chance of being killed was 1 in 1,294.

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