KPD buckling down on those who don't buckle up | News
If you’re driving in Kennett, better buckle up.
Starting Friday, February 22, the Kennett Police Department will be participating in an “aggressive” campaign to get more people to buckle up.
“Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It or Ticket enforcement,” said Lt. Tim Trowbridge, public information officer for the department. “We’ll be out there to remind you seat belts can and do save lives.”
Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, Trowbridge says nearly one in four Missouri motorists still don’t buckle up. In 2012, 70% of individuals killed in crashes in the state were not wearing a safety device.
Trowbridge also said the effort to encourage motorists to put on their seat belts will be “a continued effort throughout the year, in addition to this event.”