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  • Click It or Ticket in Osage Beach

  • The Osage Beach Police Department will be joining with other law enforcement agencies from May 19 through June 1 for the “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
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  • The Osage Beach Police Department will be joining with other law enforcement agencies from May 19 through June 1 for the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. 
    Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled.  Even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years and consistently below the national average.
    Missouri has an 80 percent seat belt use, which is below the national average of 86 percent.  Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 and 63 percent.
    Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.  This year’s campaign will focus on unbelted drivers and passengers as well as child safety seat violation.  In 2013, 334 vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were unbuckled.
    Increase your chances of survival or reduction in serious injury during a crash by buckling up.  Remember this includes having your children in approved and properly fitted Child Safety Seats. 

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