November 13, 2012

Time for Click it or Ticket – Make sure you are wearing your seat belt!

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is giving fair warning to the motoring public. The agency will be participating in the state wide “Click it or Ticket” campaign beginning this week through November 25th. During this time period, there will be extra enforcement throughout the Florida keys for this violation.

At any time of the year, the Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance policy for not wearing a seat belt and particularly for not properly buckling up children. Florida law requires drivers and passengers in the front seat of a vehicle to fasten their safety belts. Passengers under the age of 18, regardless of where they sit in a vehicle, also must buckle up.

Failure to buckle up is a primary offense, which means deputies can pull you over for not wearing a seat belt and cite you for a non-moving violation that carries a $116 ticket.

So, stay safe and buckle up. It makes sense, and it is the law.

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