NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
November 15, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Community Relations Coordinator 
(850) 651-7448

Buckle Up Destin Week

To encourage the use of child safety seats and seat belt usage, the City of Destin , in partnership with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office proclaim Friday, November 18th thru Friday, November 25th as "Buckle Up Destin Week".  Sheriff Charlie Morris urges all motorists to help make Okaloosa County roadways safe for the holidays.  The Traffic Enforcement Unit and patrol deputies will be alert for traffic safety violations.     

Citizens who observe threats to public safety should contact law enforcement immediately by dialing *FHP, *DUI, or by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number for the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 651-7400 or 689-5705.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is an active participant in the "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" traffic safety initiative.