The Jackson County Sheriff’s office will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 24 through June 6 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s safety belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 24 through June 6 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s safety belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.  According to a release issued by the department, nearly one in four Missourians still fail to regularly wear their safety belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.  Seven out of ten Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

“Every day someone dies in a crash in Missouri because they weren’t buckled up,” Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp said. “We’ll be out there to remind you seat belts can – and do – save lives.”

Sharp said regular safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.   For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com. For further information contact the Sheriff’s office Traffic Safety Unit  at 816-524-4302 , extension 72240.