SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will be joining with statewide law enforcement March 15 through 31 for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization.
The purpose is to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.
Only 66 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
Eight out of ten teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
Under the Graduated Driver’s License 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.
The Sikeston community should be prepared for increased seat belt enforcement.
Seat belts can and do save lives. The goal during this campaign is to stress the importance of wearing your seat belt.