A two-week push designed to increase seat-belt use has resulted in 681 citations being written to drivers not using the safety devices.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office conducted its Click it or Ticket campaign from May 23 to June 5. It was part of a nationwide effort to educate the public about seat-belt laws.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 85% of people riding in motor vehicles used safety belts last year. That’s up 1% from the previous year.
Of the 23,382 people killed in traffic crashes in 2009, 53% were not wearing their seat belts.
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- So 47% or almost half were wearing their seat belts and still died which proves it doesn't matter if you're wearing a seat belt or not.
20 La Fille mal Gardee Pre-Performance Children’s Buffet
24 What are you doing on Christmas Eve?
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26 Lights In Bloom
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3 FREE 5K Fun Run
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Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.