The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its holiday Click It or Ticket Campaign, which ran from November 18th to December 1st.
The effort was part of a nationwide push to save lives by intensifying efforts to educate the public about seat belt laws and enforce them with all motorists around the clock.
During this campaign, Sarasota County deputies wrote 248 citations to motorists who were not wearing their seatbelts, including two who did not properly restrain a child. Another 426 motorists were cited for speeding, 75 for driving with a suspended driver’s license, 10 for reckless driving and there were 29 DUI arrests.
In Florida, all motorists are required to buckle up when riding in the front seat, and passengers under the age of 18 must use proper seat restraints regardless of where they are seated in the vehicle.