JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police across Missouri will be paying special attention to whether motorists are using seat belts during the next two weeks.
The annual "Click It or Ticket" effort runs from Monday through June 5.
Seat belt violations are a secondary offense in Missouri, meaning tickets can only be issued if a driver is pulled over for some other violation. But police plan a more high-visibility enforcement effort during the annual campaign.
The state also plans to post messages about fatalities and seat belt citations on portable message boards.
About 75 percent of people use seat belts in Missouri, compared with the national average of 85 percent.
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