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Officers Prepare To Write Tickets

May 9th, 2008 by flanews

Law enforcement officers from across the state gathered in Tallahassee, to launch this years click-it-or-ticket campaign. Every Memorial Day weekend dozens of people are injured in car wrecks in Florida. Police offices hope to save lives by ticketing people who dont buckle up. Patrol Sergeant Steve Gauding said people dont realize the danger involved when they get into a car and refuse to buckle up.

If your car is going 45 miles an hour, so are you and if it comes to a sudden stop, youre still going 40 miles an hour until you get something to stop you, that could be the person in front of you, could be the dashboard, the steering wheel or you cold be ejected from the vehicle, said Gauding.

The campaign seems to be working. The latest statistics show more than 80 percent of drivers buckle up, with the number increasing every year.

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