The Aurora Marionville Police Department participated in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted from May 21 to June 3. During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 28 traffic tickets including: five seat belt tickets; eight speeding tickets; one driving while intoxicated and 14 other traffic violations. One felony arrest was made as a result of the crackdown.

“Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash,” stated Chief Rick Witthuhn. “Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and arrive alive.”

Six out of 10 people killed in 2017 Missouri traffic crashes were unbuckled. Missouri’s seat belt use has shown only modest improvement over the last six years. Missouri has an 84 percent seat belt use, which is well below the national average of 90 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 70 and 69 percent.

Buckle up and arrive alive. For more information on Missouri’s seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com.