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Missouri police to tighthen up on teen seat belt use

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | 9:33 a.m. CDT

CLAYTON — Police in St. Louis County and throughout Missouri plan to crack down on teen drivers who don't wear seat belts.

"Operation Safe Teen" is aimed at getting the attention of seat belt law violators and reducing highway fatalities.

The campaign began today and runs through March 31.

Police said 304 Missourians ages 15 to 19 died in traffic crashes from 2007 through last year. Of those killed, 72 percent were unbuckled.

Police said regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

 


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