Click It or Ticket Safety Event – Thursday, March 3, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. – March 1, 2016  – 1 p.m.

The Sarasota Police Department will be hosting a Click It or Ticket Safety Event.  The event will be Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Mobil Exxon at 2525 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Sarasota Police Crime Prevention Officers will be checking and educating drivers and passengers about seat belt safety.  Officers will be offering to pump gas for drivers as a community outreach service.  The Safety Event is part of the Spring Click It or Ticket Campaign that is under way until March 14, 2016.

Officers will also be on hand to show parents and guardians the proper way to install car safety seats and check those vehicles that already have child safety seats installed.  There will be tables with free crime prevention tips and free safety handouts for children. 

“Buckling up when you’re in a vehicle can save your life or even the lives of others.  Statistics show more people are killed when they aren’t buckled up.  We want to change that.  This event is a chance for the community to learn the safe and proper way about buckling up and about vehicle safety,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino, Sarasota Police Department.