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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/19/2010

Cash for buckling up in Prince George's

By Washington Post editors

Lucky residents in Prince George's County could make a buck for buckling their seat belts Wednesday.

County police say officers and safety advocates will distribute $1 bills to drivers and passengers who have their seat belts fastened on starting at noon, near the Boulevard at the Capital Center in Largo.

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

People who don't have their belts secured will receive safety educational materials. Police say Prince George's leads the state in the highest number of motor vehicle deaths, and proper seat belt use is the best way for people to protect themselves.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | May 19, 2010; 10:35 AM ET
 
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Will there be other $1.00 giveaways to citizens who follow the law in other neighborhoods? Where the complexion of the drivers might be a bit paler?...and why was that area chosen?..more of jack Johnson's F@*K the Caucasian community in Pee Gee?!!

Posted by: lsf07 | May 19, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

"Police say Prince George's leads the state in the highest number of motor vehicle deaths..."
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PG County has some real bragging rights...the highest rate of house foreclosures in the state and the state's highest number of motor vehicle deaths. Bwaaaahaaaaaaaaa

Posted by: checkered1 | May 19, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

This is STUPID! It cost more in gas to stop and pick up the dollar. That money should be deposited in a food bank or a victims fund or something.

Moreover, those police handing out those dollars should be fighting crime. Slackers!

Posted by: Special_One40 | May 19, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

It's a good idea. My only concern is do the PG police also give you a beating along with the dollar.

Posted by: oldtire | May 20, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

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