Get Paid For Buckling Up in Prince George's Co.

Police officers in Prince George’s County will be handing out money to drivers who have their seat belts fastened.

By Adrienne Welsch
|  Wednesday, May 19, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 AM EDT
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Get Paid For Buckling Up in Prince George's Co.

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If you drive through Prince George’s County on Wednesday, you could get paid just for obeying the law.

It’s all part of the county’s “Buckle Up For A Buck” program.

Starting at noon, county police officers will be handing out $1 bills to drivers and passengers who have their seat belts fastened.  The officers will be out near the Boulevard at the Capital Center in Largo.  They’ll be stationed near the four-way stop sign and the Chick-Fil-A.  Are the delicious chicken sandwiches on a dollar menu?  Hmmm...

Police are partnering with the Maryland State Highway Administration for the program, and the Prince George's Community Federal Credit Union is supplying the cash.

People who don't have their seat belt fastened will instead get safety educational materials.  That's not as good as a dollar.

Police say Prince George's County leads the state in the highest number of motor vehicle deaths.  They believe proper seat belt use is the best way for people to protect themselves.

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