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Buckle up and get a buck in Md.

State officials and a local credit union plan to hand out cash in Largo Tuesday to people for buckling up their seat belts.

The giveaway is scheduled for noon at the Largo Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (10251 Central Avenue) office.

According to a release, Prince George's Federal Credit Union donated the cash and is partnering with the MVA, the Maryland State Highway Administration and Prince George's County Police.

Police and safety personnel will distribute $1 bills to drivers who have all occupants buckled up, officials said.

"Safety advocates will hand out hundreds of dollar bills for simply obeying the law and buckling up," the statement said.

People not wearing seat belts will receive "educational materials."

The campaign is part of the "Click It or Ticket" Safety campaign, which "is about preventing traffic injuries that abruptly end lives and shatter the lives of those injured or left behind, " said Maryland Highway Safety Office Chief Vernon Betkey. "Proper seat belt usage is unequivocally the primary reason why most drivers and passengers avoid serious physical injury when involved in a traffic crash."

Police also plan to step up enforcement from May 24 to June 6 as part of the campaign.

-- Staff reports

By Michael Bolden  |  May 10, 2010; 4:51 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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The credit union is actually called Prince George's Community Federal Credit Union. Serving those who live, work, worship, or volunteer in Prince George's County Maryland.

Posted by: kwilliams484 | May 12, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

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