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KPD cracking down on seatbelt use, speed this holiday season

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Kennett Police Department will be cracking down on seatbelt use and speed enforcement this holiday season in an effort to make the holidays safer for everyone in the community.

According to Kennett Police Chief James Paine the act of simply clicking seat belts before heading out onto the roads could save your life or the life of a loved one.

Officials with the department note that concern over some Missouri motorists' apparent disdain for seat belt usage is prompting a KPD campaign which will begin this weekend, to not only crack down on speeding and impaired drivers, but motorists who fail to fasten their seat belts.

"Officers will be putting extra focus on seat belt and speed enforcement to ensure that everyone has a safe holiday travel season," Paine said.

This means that drivers not only should use their seat belts, but refuse to head out on trips without first making sure all of their passengers do the same.

Continuing, Paine said, "For children, that means a safety-rated car seat and for everyone else that means a seat belt, always, no exceptions."

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