Our lawyers who handle personal injury and car accident claims in the greater Jacksonville, Florida, area have seen far too many serious personal injuries which could have been avoided with the simple use of a seat belt.
In an attempt to help with this problem, the Florida Safety Belt Law has now gone into effect. Unlike before, police officers are now permitted to stop and ticket drivers solely because they are not wearing seat belts. Previously, police officers were only allowed to ticket a driver for not wearing a seat belt if they stopped that driver for another violation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the new bill will save 124 lives and prevent over 1,700 serious injuries every year in Florida.
If you have any questions regarding your rights following an auto accident, please contact our Jacksonville auto injury lawyers.