Tuesday, March 23, 2010

240 Traffic Tickets Issued In Hendry 2-Week Program

Two-Week Traffic Enforcement Finds Hundreds Of Violations

LABELLE, FL. -- From March 1 through 15, Hendry County deputies participated in the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign and focused on drivers who did not fasten their safety belts.

Hendry Deputies issued nearly 240 traffic citations.  Of those, 142 were for failure to buckle up.  They also made six arrests for driving under the influence or alcohol or drugs, ten for speeding, 27 No valid driver�s license, five expired drivers license, 14 driving while license suspended or revoked, seven improper or unsafe equipment and 29 miscellaneous charges.

The state of Florida implemented the Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law on June 30, 2009, which allows law enforcement officers to stop and site motorists who are not wearing their safety belt.  The new law allows for the primary enforcement of Florida�s safety belt requirements, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates will save 124 lives and prevent more than 1,700 serious injuries in Florida annually.

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