The Waynesville Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement February 22 for an aggressive "Click It or Ticket" mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up-and save more lives.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in four Missouri motorists are still not making it click. In 2012, 70% of individuals killed in crashes in Missouri were unrestrained.

"Local motorists should be prepared for stepping up Click It or Ticket enforcement," said Chief of Police Robert A. Carter, Sr. "We'll be out there to remind you seat belts can-and do-save lives."

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For more information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit