FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
May 13th, 2009
Cpl. Kevin Tieman
Cass County Sheriff's Office
Cass County Sheriff’s Office Encourages Motorist to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive
Nearly one in four Missourians still fail to regularly wear their safety belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office announced today they are joining with law enforcement May 18-31 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket”
mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s safety belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.
Failure to regularly wear a safety belt can be deadly. In 2007, a driver in a Missouri traffic crash has a 1 in 32 chance
of being killed if they were not wearing a seat belt. In cases where the driver wore a seat belt, their chance of being killed
was 1 in 1,294.
Sheriff Dwight Diehl said regular safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities
in motor vehicle crashes.
For more information on impaired driving, visit www.saveMOlives.com