Don't Say You Weren't Warned

Law enforcement around Florida is giving you a heads-up as we head toward the Memorial Day Holiday: buckle up or get a ticket.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers gathered with local police agencies on the steps of the Capitol Friday to announce the annual "Click It or Ticket" zero-tolerance campaign.

They displayed 26 seat belts in memory of the people who weren't buckled up and died in crashes in Florida last year over the holiday weekend.

Gov. Jeb Bush is also expected to sign a bill into law that will allow police to pull you over if anyone in the car under 18 isn't wearing a seatbelt.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Irv Slosberg, says he hopes it sends a strong message. The bill was inspired by the death of his 14-year-old daughter Dori.

"If this legislation would've been enacted ten years ago my daughter probably would be living and thousands and thousands of other would be living, but yesterday's history. I can't bring Dori back, I wish I could bring Dori back, but you know what I can make sure that any other parent or loved one does not have to go through what I've gone through, what my family has gone through in their lives."

Research from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration shows you're 14 times more likely to die in a traffic crash if you're not wearing a seat belt.

The "Click It or Ticket" campaign runs from May 23 to June 5.


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