Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives. Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
Florida law requires drivers and passengers to fasten their safety belts. (Ch. 316.614, Florida Statutes)
|Buckle up every time you get in your vehicle.
While a majority of Floridians wear safety belts, those who don’t cost the state thousands of dollars in medical costs. Of course, you can’t put a price tag on the valuable lives lost.
Seat Belts and Enforcement Save Lives
For the first time in five years, fatalities for unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants have gone up. In 2012, there were 10,335 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants who died. Because of these fatalities, cops are stepping up enforcement and cracking down on those who don’t wear their seat belts.
Too Many Motorists Are Dying
Wherever you are this holiday weekend, make sure to buckle up before you hit the road. And of course if there are kids in the car, be sure they are properly buckled, too.
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