Youth Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign

Seat Belt Check!

Going somewhere? Make sure you’re buckled up and hold others accountable to buckle up as well. Seat Belt Check! Are you buckled up? Every trip. Every time. Law enforcement will be cracking down on unbelted drivers during this campaign March 15 – 31.

Under the Graduated Driver License Law, teens from age 15-18 are required to wear their seat belt and it’s a primary offense if they don’t, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing their seat belt. Based on the 2018 seat belt survey, teen use in Missouri is only 74 percent, much lower than state (87 percent) and national (91 percent) seat belt use. Missouri has seven schools with a seat belt usage rate of 50 percent or less and 30 schools with a rate of 60 percent or less.

Stats & Facts
100 Percent
Of teen impaired drivers killed in 2017 were unbuckled.
688 Teens
Killed or seriously injured in crashes in 2017.
42 Percent
The amount a seat belt reduces the risk of fatal injury.
70 Percent
Of teen vehicle occupant fatalities were unbuckled in 2017.
Youth Seat Belt Use

Videos on YouTube


Give Yourself a Chance 2018

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Give Yourself a Chance 2018

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Give Yourself a Chance 2018

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Give Yourself a Chance 2018

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Give Yourself a Chance 2018

:15 (ASL) 

Give Yourself a Chance 2018

:15 (ASL) 

Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.

(English) 

Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.

(Spanish) 

 

Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.

(ASL)

Buckle Up. It's No Joke. 

:30 (English)

Buckle Up. It's No Joke. 

:15 (English)

 Things That Could Kill You

Self Appendectomy 

Things That Could Kill You

Feeding a Wild Black Bear 

L'Damian Washington and James Franklin

Remind You to Buckle Up 

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a young male wearing a seat belt

Note on Teen Seat Belt Use:

Seven out of 10 teens who died in crashes last year weren't buckled up.

Saved By the Belt

The Missouri Department of Transportation - Office of Highway Safety's Saved by the Belt program raises awareness about the importance of everyone buckling up and celebrates those individuals who were involved in a car crash and were Saved by the...