The Flagler Beach Police Department will be participating in the upcoming “Click it or Ticket ” campaign, which will start Sun day, March 1, 2015 and continue through Saturday, March 14, 2015 . Officers from the Flagler Beach Police Department will be monitoring our roadways for safety belt usage and issuing citation s during this campaign and citations for failure to wear your seat belt in Flagler County are $116 . It only takes two (2) seconds to “click” your seat/safety belt, so invest that time wisely in your future safety!
Florida State Statute 316.614 specifically addresses seat belt usage and the following information is being provided /disseminated in advance of the event to educate the public on seat/safety belt usage. It is unlawful for any person:
- To operate a motor vehicle in this State unless each passenger and the Operator of the vehicle under the age of eighteen ( 18 ) years are restrained by a safety belt or by a child restraint device pursuant to Florida State Statute 316.613 , if applicable; or
- To operate a motor vehicle in this State unless the person is restrained by a safety belt.
- It is unlawful for any person eighteen ( 18 ) years of age or older to be a passenger in the front seat of a motor vehicle unless such person is restrained by a safety belt when the vehicle is in motion.
The ”Click it or Ticket” initiative is designed to increase public safety awareness about the us age of seat/safety belt usage and our goal with participating in this campaign is two (2) fold; to gain compliance with State law, and to save lives. If you have any questions about the aforementioned information, please feel free to contact Captain Doughney or any member of the Flagler Beach Police Department for assistance.