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BSO REMINDS MOTORISTS TO BUCKLE UP

The Broward Sheriff's Office urges motorists to remember to buckle up this Memorial Day weekend.

Beginning on Friday, May 25th and continuing through June 2nd, Broward Sheriff's Office deputies will join with other law enforcement officers throughout Florida and the nation to firmly enforce vehicle seat belt and child restraint laws.

Many will take advantage of the long Memorial Day weekend to take a trip in the family vehicle. All too often, when drivers and passengers forget to use seat belts and child safety seats, the results are deadly. In 2000 alone, nearly 3,000 people died on Florida’s roads, many of them simply because they didn’t buckle up.

In Florida, it’s against the law for motorists to drive without buckling up. Children, depending on their age and/or weight, must be restrained, either in a child safety seat or by a seat belt.

Motorists pulled over this Memorial Day holiday weekend who are not buckled will be ticketed. No warnings ...click it or ticket.

For more information, contact the Broward Sheriff's Office Media Relations unit at (954) 831-8300, or go to www.buckleupflorida.com.

This release by:

Hugh Graf / Media Relations

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