Deputies Write 1,600 Tickets, Warn of New Law
A new law goes into effect at the end of next month.
Law enforcement officers in our area are already warning drivers.
In a series of driver's license checkpoints throughout Alachua County, deputies gave out hundreds of tickets this month.
Deputy Rebecca Butscher says it's a way to get the word out about the change in rules.
"We're looking for suspended driver's license, warrants, any type of violations, specifically seatbelts," Butscher said. "We're targeting seatbelt at this time."
Right now, officers have to pull you over for another violation before citing you for not buckling up.
But, as of June 30, officers can stop you over for simply not wearing your seatbelt.
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