Chillicothe Police/Highway Patrol conduct seat belt/child restraint enforcement check

Chillicothe Police Department

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Chillicothe Police Department conducted a seat belt and child restraint enforcement detail this morning, May 6, 2016.

The operation was set to target parents and young drivers who were not using proper vehicle restraints for themselves and/or their child passengers.

This operation was conducted on Dickinson Street at Calhoun/Cooper Streets in Chillicothe, Missouri and was targeted for the drivers delivering children to Dewey Elementary School. The operation was conducted for approximately a 45 minute period.

During this check point Officers and Troopers together made 10 total contacts. Of these contacts the following dispositions were attained:

9 total citations
3 citations for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt.
4 citations for an adult w/o a safety belt (driver)
1 citation for no insurance.
1 citation for passing traffic, congesting traffic
9 total warnings
3 warnings for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt
2 warning for no proof of insurance
4 for passing traffic, congesting traffic

The purpose of this enforcement operation
was to ensure safety of the drivers, passengers and children of the vehicles.

The Chillicothe Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol are working together to make the roads safer for everyone. We are proud to say the numbers of buckled up drivers and passengers are significantly higher that normal. This is the purpose of these enforcement areas is to get people to buckle up.