Seat Belt Law Effective June 30
The Department of Highway Safety says 142 lives will be saved each year because of Florida’s new primary seat belt law.
Until now, police in Florida can only issue a ticket for not wearing a seat belt if they have stopped the driver for another violation. This new legislation will allow Florida police to pull over drivers for not wearing a seat belt, according to the Capitol News Service.
AAA spokesperson Brenda Smith says buckling up can make a difference.
“We see fatalities all the time because we simply didn’t wear a seat belt," Smith said. "We want to remind everybody as we're on the highway, even the way on home, make sure that you’re buckling up.”
The legislation takes effect Tuesday, June 30.
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