Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I officers will again team up with law enforcement agencies in other states in the “Get Your 'Clicks’ on Route 66” seat belt crackdown this Friday, Nov. 1.
The quarterly mobilization began in August 2010, with a handful of law enforcement agencies in central Oklahoma, but now has expanded to include highway patrol and local law enforcement agencies in eight states along the famed Route 66 corridor — Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Drivers in a 2012 Missouri traffic crash had a one in 25 chance of being killed if they were not wearing a seat belt. In those cases where drivers wore a seat belt, their chance of being killed was one in 1,221.
“It’s great to see agencies all along Route 66 working together to enforce the law in their respective states,” said Captain Lee Ann H. Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I.
“During the Route 66 crackdown, we’ll be reminding people that using a seat belt is not only a smart decision, it is the law,” Kenley said.