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Seat belt enforcement campaign targets teen drivers

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KAHOKA, Mo. (WGEM) -

Getting teen drivers to buckle up can save lives. That's the idea behind an aggressive seat belt enforcement campaign in Clark County, Missouri.

The Kahoka police department will be doing targeted patrols and seat belt checks at the high school to make sure young drivers and their passengers are buckled up.

Chief Bill Conger says some tickets will be issued, but the overall goal is to educate young drivers.

"Normally when they're in there, they've got two or three friends with them and they're visiting and they forget to put the seat belt on and safety is the main thing," Conger says. "We want to make sure they're putting it on and they're safe. If they're in an accident, at least they've got that protection."

The statewide seat belt enforcement targeting young drivers runs from March 15 through the end of the month.

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