Tallahassee Police Department Kicks off Click it or Ticket Campaign

By  | 

Tallahassee Police Department Release

Today, the Tallahassee Police Department will be joining with other law enforcement agencies across Florida in renewing a pledge to save lives by intensifying efforts to enforce seatbelt laws. This enforcement mobilization will run from March 1-March 17, 2013 around the clock.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 25% of all Florida traffic fatalities in 2011 were a result of occupants not wearing their seatbelts. Research shows that lap/shoulder belts, when used properly, reduce the risk of fatal injury.

Florida is a primary seatbelt enforcement state, meaning you can be stopped simply for not wearing your seatbelt. The fine for a seatbelt violation in Leon County is $123.00 and $173.00 for a child seat violation.

Chief Dennis Jones reminds all motorists to buckle up every trip, every time.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus