In conjunction with the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign, the UCF Police Department will be cracking down on unrestrained motorists until June 5.
UCFPD, along with other nationwide agencies, will use targeted enforcement and a no-tolerance attitude to promote road safety. Failure to adhere to Florida’s stringent seat belt law will result in a citation and possibly a $114 non-moving violation.
Drivers and passengers under the age of 35 are the usual offenders — many of them students. A startling 57 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds were not buckled in fatal crashes occurring in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Over the span of the next two weeks, UCFPD said that it hopes it can encourage students to make seat belt wearing an instinctive habit.
Shana Medel is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Email her at ShanaM@CentralFloridaFuture.com.