In the early morning hours of February 20, 2000, in the coastal town of Alligator Point, Florida, 17 year old Dale Pullen was killed in an automobile accident when he was partially ejected from the vehicle in which he was riding. Regrettably, Dale was not wearing a seat belt.

Three days later at the funeral service, a classmate wrote "Buckle Up In Memory of Dale Pullen" in shoe polish on the back window of her car. After seeing this, Dale's younger sister, Amber, suggested that bumper stickers be printed and distributed at local high schools as a way of remembering Dale and reminding others to buckle up.

Thus the "Buckle Up For Dale" seat belt safety campaign began. This web site has been developed to remember our loved one with the hope of saving lives by reminding others to buckle up.

If you would like to join our effort by adding the name of your friend or loved one who died while not wearing a seat belt, please do so by clicking on the Lost Loved Ones selection from the web page menu.

Information provided at this web site includes how to organize a campaign in the name of your friend or loved one, testimonials regarding the impact and effectiveness of this effort, remembrances, news reports, and direct links to other informative sites and Dale's biography.

Thanks for your interest and concern and remember to Buckle Up For Dale!

Gary Pullen

2017 Buckle Up For Dale