“While the officers are hoping they will not have to issue any citations, drivers seen without a seat belt will be issued one, without hesitation,” said Lt. Charlotte Domingo of the USFPD.
According to the Florida DMV, the charge for a seat belt citation is $30. A child who is not properly restrained results in a citation for $60.
USFPD aims for this campaign to help drivers understand that wearing a seat belt is not an option.
“With Thanksgiving being next week, and the holidays right around the corner, higher traffic volume is to be expected,” Domingo said. “The police department knows that the first and easiest thing to do in order to ensure safety in a vehicle is to buckle up.”
USFPD hopes drivers will remember to always wear their seat belts both on and off campus well after the campaign’s end.