L to R: Sgt. Reynaldo Sanchez, Trooper William Drainer,
Sgt. John Stewart, and Lt. Roger Reyes wait on the field
during batting practice.
Instead of issuing tickets to motorists for not wearing their seat belts, troopers were out giving tickets to those who were caught wearing them. No kidding! But this time, the tickets were welcomed by hundreds of lucky motorists because these tickets were for a Florida Marlins baseball game. Last month, the Florida Highway Patrol teamed up with the Florida Marlins and the Florida Department of Transportation to celebrate the success of this year's Click It or Ticket campaign by rewarding motorists for compliance with Florida's seat belt law.
Troopers hand out vouchers to motorists wearing their seatbelts
as they entered the parking lot at Dolphin Stadium for free
tickets to a future Marlins game.
Troopers were impressed with the overwhelming number of Marlins fans who were wearing their seatbelts, and handed out hundreds of vouchers in just twenty minutes! Marlins fans were very appreciative of the efforts of all law enforcement officers and thankful to the Florida Marlins Organization and the Florida Department of Transportation.