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Buckle up and get a buck in Md.

Drivers in Upper Marlboro can collect a dollar if everyone in their car has a seatbelt properly buckled Tuesday.

The novel program, funded by Prince George's Federal Credit Union, is intended to draw attention to the value of seatbelt use in the county with the state's highest highway fatality rate. The State Highway Administration said almost 620 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the county from 2004 to 2008. Aided by the national "Click It or Ticket" program, seatbelt use in the county has increased from 80 percent in 2004 to 93 percent, the SHA said.

Buckled-up drivers can collect a dollar Tuesday at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration office at 10251 Central Ave. in Largo, beginning at noon.

-- Ashley Halsey III

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 10, 2010; 5:39 PM ET
Categories:  Driving , Safety  
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