The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates, we are statistically safer when we wear our seat belt while driving and riding in a motor vehicle. Front seat occupants of a vehicle who buckle up can reduce their risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent and fatal injury by 45 percent.

Standard Traffic Ordinance Sec. 182.1 regarding Seat Belts states: each occupant of either a passenger car manufactured with safety belts in compliance with federal motor vehicle safety standard or an autocycle, who is 14 years of age or older, shall have a safety belt properly fastened about such person’s body at all times when the passenger car is in motion.

For children under the age of 14, please refer to last weeks Traffic Stop Tuesday.

Please buckle up, not only because it's the Kansas law but for your own safety. Your safety is our number one concern, we do not want you to become another statistic. According to NHTSA, seat belts saved approximately 14,000 lives nationwide in 2015. Safety is one of the easiest choices to make when driving, what choice will you make?