Troop B of the Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced that from Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31, its officers will be conducting a “Click It Or Ticket” enforcement operation in Marion County.
The enforcement operation is part of a national campaign focusing on seat belt violations in an effort to raise seat belt use and awareness. Sometime following this operation, representatives of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division will conduct a seat belt survey in Marion County and other selected counties in the state. During last year’s seat belt survey, the Missouri usage rate for all vehicles was 79 percent, which is below the national average of 86 percent.
During this enforcement effort, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will continue its zero tolerance enforcement stance in an effort to raise seat belt awareness and compliance.