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Bunny-based crackdown: West Palm Beach police use bunny costume to enforce seat-belt law March 30, 2012

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Scary,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:10 pm

A man and a bunny were walking down the center median of Okeechobee Boulevard  Wednesday morning when the bunny began flashing a sign at passing motorists:  “Have a safe, hoppy holiday. Buckle up!”

Amused drivers smiled and waved at the duo. (One motorist even tried to give  the man a $20, thinking he was homeless.)

But this was no joke. Both were West Palm Beach police officers out to  enforce the state-sponsored “Click it or Ticket” campaign; signalling other  officers stationed off Tamarind Avenue when motorists were not wearing their  seat belts.

Wearing a seat belt “should be an involuntary response when you get in a  vehicle,” said Sgt. Matthew Bessette of the department’s traffic division.  Beginning around 8 a.m., officers cited 50 motorists in the first two hours  alone.

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/west_palm_beach/bunny-based-crackdown-west-palm-beach-police-use-bunny-costume-to-enforce-seat-belt-law#ixzz1qbaY8SqJ

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