Wearing a seatbelt is the most effective way to reduce injuries and fatalities in a crash but many still do not.  A nationwide law enforcement “Click It or Ticket” campaign will kick into gear  on Sunday.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Collin Stosberg:

Sergeant Collin Stosberg

“There’s evidence showing that more Missourians are buckling up,” says Sergeant Stosberg,” but we have seen that nearly one of four Missouri motorists are still not making it click.  Unfortunately, seven out of ten Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.”

The “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs through June 3.

Press Release:

EMPHASIS:  Troop A To Participate In Click It Or Ticket Campaign

Captain Robert Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, announces that Troop A will join nationwide law enforcement starting on May 20 for an aggressive “Click It Or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up — and save more lives. The “Click It Or Ticket” campaign will run from May 20, 2012 to June 3, 2012.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in four Missouri motorists are still not making it click. Seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

Captain Powell said, “Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It Or Ticket enforcement. We’ll be out there to remind you seat belts can – and do – save lives.” Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges all citizens to report any vehicle they observe operating in a careless manner.  The public can contact the Highway Patrol toll-free at 1-800-525-5555 or on their cellular phone at *55.