The Lakeland Police Department will participate in the 2011 Florida Click It or Ticket Safety Belt Enforcement Wave beginning on Sunday, May 23, 2011. This wave will conclude at midnight on Saturday, June 5, 2011.
During this wave officers will increase traffic enforcement with an emphasis on safety belt and child restraint usage.
Find more information on child restraint recommendations for children at the NHTSA link: Follow this link to get more information on child restraint recommendations for children at the NHTSA site.
Safety belt use in Florida climbed to 81.7% last year, almost reaching the national average of 82%. The minority of Floridians who do not wear a seat belt continue to make up the majority of traffic fatalities in the state, according to the Florida Department of Transportation website. The 1 in 5 Floridians who did not buckle up accounted for 3 in 5 traffic fatalities.
So remember, If you Click It, You Won’t Get a Ticket.
Click It or Ticket is a cooperative effort of the Florida Department of Transportation http://www.dot.state.fl.us/, the National Highway Traffic Administration http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov, and law enforcement agencies across the state. Media inquiries should be directed to Sergeant Terri Smith, PIO, at 863.634.6917.
- posted by Sergeant Terri Smith