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05-13-09

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Information Officer:
May 13th, 2009
Cpl. Kevin Tieman
Cass County Sheriff's Office
816-380-8615 Office
816-738-4394 Cell

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

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