Macon, MO – According to a release from the Macon Police Department, Macon Police will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 23, 2016 through June 5, 2016,  for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt violations. seat belt

Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. And even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years and is consistently below national average.

Missouri has a 79 percent seat belt use, which is well below the national average of 87 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 and 63 percent.

“Every day someone dies in a crash in Missouri because they weren’t buckled up,” said Chief Steve Olinger. “We will be pulling out all the stops to ensure motorists are buckling up.” Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.