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Sheriff’s Office Participate in Click it or Ticket

PUBLISHED:Thu May 19, 2016

Osceola County, Florida – The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign from May 23-June 6, 2016. The campaign helps save lives by cracking down on those who do not wear seat belts.

In Florida, anyone in the front seat must be wearing a seat belt. The driver is responsible for all passengers under 16. Passengers over 16 not wearing their seat belt may be ticketed individually. While a seat belt violation for adults does not carry points, failure to properly secure a child carries three points.

According to research conducted by NHTSA, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes.
“The simple act of fastening your seat belt can save you more than the price of a citation, it can save your life. Please buckle up,” stated Sheriff Bob Hansell.