02/09/2017

Youth Seat Belt Enforcement


The Camden County Sheriff's Office will be joining with statewide Law Enforcement March 15 - 31 for a youth seat belt mobilization to crack down on Missouri's seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.

Only 70 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.  Eight out of ten teen vehicle drivers and passengers killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

Under the Graduated Driver's License (GDL) law, teens are required to wear their seat belt as it's a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing their seat belt. 

We want the citizens of Camden County and all those traveling the roadways to be safe.  Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.  We will be out there to remind you seat belts can and do save lives.

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

 
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