“The goal of the Click It or Ticket mobilization is not to write more tickets, but to get everyone buckled up – especially teen drivers and their passengers – and to save lives,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release. Teens are among those drivers and passengers least likely to buckle up, and motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens.
The sheriff’s office said wearing seat belts:
- Reduces the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45% and by 60% in pickup trucks, SUV’s and minivans.
- Increases the odds of survival in a rollover crash in a light truck by nearly 80%
- Saves lives 15,147 in 2007 alone, and during the five-year period from 2003 through 2007, seat belts saved a total of 76,936 lives.
Safety check points will be conducted by law enforcement officers at the following locations: Elgin Boulevard, Pinehurst Drive, Sealawn Drive, Coronado Drive, Landover Boulevard, Linden Drive, Cobblestone Drive, Shoal Line Boulevard, California Street, Star Road, Springlake Highway, Ridge Manor Boulevard, Centralia Road, and Powell Road.
Florida Injury Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr., encourages drivers and passengers alike to always wear their seat belt.
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