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Hillsborough Sheriff: buckle up this Thanksgiving and every day

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HCSO wants you to be able to give thanks this holiday season and enjoy the time with your loved ones, so remember to buckle up. HCSO wants you to be able to give thanks this holiday season and enjoy the time with your loved ones, so remember to buckle up.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - Did you know the Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times on the roadways?

The risk of being involved in a serious or deadly car crash increases when the number of cars on the road increases, which is why the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office wants to remind you to buckle up.

249 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide during the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday.  Fifty percent of those
killed were not wearing seat belts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

HCSO wants you to be able to give thanks this holiday season and enjoy the time with your loved ones, so remember to buckle up.

For more information about traveling safely over the holidays visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov







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