Photo/Story Gallery 2007

Troopers Give Tickets to Motorists Caught Wearing Seatbelts

Sgt. Sanchez, Trooper Drainer, Sgt. Stewart, and Lt. Reyes wait on the field during batting practice.Trooper handing out vouchers to motorists wearing their seatbelts. Another trooper handing out vouchers to motorists wearing their seatbelts. 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 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.

Pictured above left, L to R: Sgt. Reynaldo Sanchez, Trooper William Drainer, Sgt. John Stewart, and Lt. Roger Reyes wait on the field during batting practice and right, 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.