Occupant Protection

Seat belt usage remains the most effective way to reduce injuries and fatalities from crashes on our roadways. The Community Traffic Safety Teams in Northeast Florida continue to promote occupant protection and buckling up as a safety tool and a safe lifestyle.

Buckle Up – Occupant Protection Campaign Graphics

Occupant Protection - Buckle Up Posters
11×17 Buckle Up Posters

Buckling up is not just a trend; it’s a necessity, and “It’s the law.” We feel it’s imperative to continue to promote strong occupant protection messaging. This important reminder to always buckle up for every car ride is carried through in all three design themes:

  • Retro Style – Phone Down. Buckle Up.
  • EKG Lifeline – Safety Belts Save Lives. Always Buckle Up!
  • Seat Belt Angel – Be Prepared. Be Protected. Buckle Up Religiously!
2’x5′ Buckle Up Banners
Buckle Up Pop-Up Banner Stands

Click to download and share these important occupant protection reminders provided by the Northeast Florida Department of Transportation’s Community Traffic Safety Program. Together we can make wearing seat belts a way of life for everyone. Please tag us! @trafficsafetyteam on Facebook and Instagram or @trafficsafetyfl on Twitter and Pinterest. Hashtag #buckleupflorida #trafficsafetyteam.

Buckle Up – Social Media Files:


Buckle Up Banners About Town

The “Buckle Up” artwork is printed as 11″x17″ posters, 2’x5′ banners, and 3’x6.5′ pop-up banner stands. All materials are in full color and beautiful to display. They are available, while supplies last, to our Northeast FDOT District Two Traffic Safety Team members, partners, organizations, agencies, businesses, and local community groups. Here are some of the occupant protection banners displayed throughout the 18 counties in District Two.


Additional Occupant Protection Resources:

Buckle Up Religiously!

If you knew something you could do every day that would save you and your family from possible loss of life or serious injury, wouldn’t you do it? Buckle up every time you get in the car!

Buckling up is still the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries from crashes on our roadways. Did you know that…

  • Chances are that someone you know will be involved in a vehicle crash this year.
  • You are twice as likely to be severely injured or killed when unbuckled.
  • A child unrestrained in a 30 mph crash is the same as a child dropped from a third-story window.

One Click Does the Trick … wear your seat belt and secure all children in a proper child safety seat.

Buckle Up Religiously has been part of Northeast Florida’s ongoing occupant protection campaign for more than a decade. In 2022, a new graphic was introduced, and posters and banners will be distributed throughout our Northeast Florida communities.

Click to download and share this important traffic safety message.

Please tag us on social mediafor Facebook, Instagram: @trafficsafetyteam; for Twitter and Pinterest: @trafficsafetyfl Hashtag: #buckleupreligiously.

Buckle Up Religiously art
New 2020 Buckle Up Religiously Social Media Graphic

The following are some previous Buckle Up Religiously pieces created by the Northeast Florida Community Traffic Safety Program. These were popular handouts and inserts in local church bulletins. Share this tip card and flyer—on Facebook and Instagram: @trafficsafetyteam, Twitter and Pinterest: @trafficsafetyfl Hashtag: #buckleupreligiously

One Click Does the Trick art
Buckle Up Religiously Tip Card from 2015
Buckle Up Religiously art
Buckle Up Religiously Flyer from 2012

For more traffic safety information, tips and resources please visit our Occupant Protection – Buckle Up webpage and Child Passenger Safety – Car Seat Crusaders.