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Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office to participate in â??Click it or Ticketâ?? enforcement

The Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 18-31 for an aggressive â??Click It or Ticketâ?? mobilization to crack down on Missouriâ??s seat belt violations.

Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. So far this year, 245 people have lost their live on Missouri highways, 62% of which were not wearing seat belts. Even with the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouriâ??s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years and consistently below the national average.

Missouri has a 79 percent use, which is well below the national average of 87 percent. Teens and pickup truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 and 63 percent.

â??Every day someone dies in a crash in Missouri because they werenâ??t buckled up,â?? says Sheriff Robert Hardwick. â??We will be pulling out all the stops to ensure motorists are buckling up.â??

Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For more information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

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