Missouri State Highway Patrol steps up seat belt enforcement

Posted: Feb. 22, 2013 9:59 am Updated: Mar. 22, 2013 12:15 pm

Statewide seat belt usage enforcement will be stepped up today, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Capt. James E. Wilt of Troop B headquartered at Macon.

The more aggressive enforcement entitled "Click it 4 Life" is being instituted because nearly one in four Missouri motorists are still not using seat belt. Preliminary 2012 statistics show 64 percent of individuals killed in Missouri traffic crashed were unrestrained.

"We will be out there to remind you that seat belts can and do save lives," said Wilt.