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Police Are Buckling Down on Enforcement so Drivers Buckle Up Nighttime Enforcement Ramps Up as Governor Signs New Seat Belt Law

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 10, 2013

WHAT:  Real-Time Seat Belt Enforcement Accompanied by Media AvailabilityClick It or Ticket campaign event with Montgomery County Police conducting high-visibility seat belt enforcement on the southbound ramp of I-270 and Route 124.

  • Powerful interview opportunity with Captain Thomas Didone of Montgomery County Police whose son was killed as a result of not wearing a seat belt. His tragic story not wearing seat belts.
On May 2, 2013, Governor O’Malley signed Senate Bill 87 which, effective October 1, 2013, will require all passengers of a motor vehicle to wear seat belts.

WHEN:  Friday, May 10, 2013

  • LIVE ENFORCEMENT: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY #2:  7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    • John T. Kuo, Administrator, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and Governor’s Representative for Highway Safety in Maryland
    • Thomas Didone, Captain, Montgomery County Police; father of victim
    • Mark Sroka, Chief, Gaithersburg City Police Department
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY #3:  10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

    • Montgomery County Police Officer conducting enforcement

    • If media cannot attending Friday night,  Montgomery County police officers will be available between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. for in-person or phone interviews (no enforcement activity)

**RSVP is required for media availability options**

WHERE:  Southbound ramp of 270 and Route 124,  

                                Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Parking: Media should utilize Park & Ride on Montgomery Village Avenue

LEARN MORE:                 
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

Media Contact:  Lindsay deCastrique 202-289-2001.


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Release ID: 13-153
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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