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St. Peters Police Announce Click It or Ticket Results

St. Peters Police took part in a national campaign to crack down on seat belt violations from May 21 to June 2.

The  took part in the national Click It or Ticket crackdown from May 21 to June 2.

During the time frame, St. Peters' officers issued a total of 145 traffic tickets including:

  • 30 seat belt tickets
  • 56 speeding tickets
  • 59 other traffic violations.

According to a release from the St. Peters Police, seven out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years. Missouri has 79 percent seat belt use, which is well below the national average of 85 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 and 66 percent.

Jaycen Rigger July 03, 2012 at 02:33 PM
People must be free to decide for themselves to use personal safety equipment. Interesting statistics, but they don't prove anything. If 70% of accident-related deaths involve a person not wearing a seat belt, what else was the person doing? Were they drunk? Were they weaving in and out of traffic? Could it be poor driving is to blame, and not the lack of a seat belt? Thanks for saving us from ourselves, Nanny State of Missouri. “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C. S. Lewis

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