The Highway Patrol says Easter traffic isn’t nearly as thick as it is during other holiday weekends. However, Lieutenant John Hotz says officers will be stepping up efforts to monitor in-state traffic.
He says the Patrol is working with law enforcement agencies from throughout the state to kick off a seatbelt enforcement campaign in April called “Click it or Ticket.”
Hotz says the goal is to raise awareness about how seatbelts save lives. He says one out of every four people in Missouri still don’t wear seatbelts; And he says 64 percent of those killed in traffic crashes last year were not wearing a seatbelt.
The enforcement campaign will also pay special attention to child safety restraints.