When Florida makes the news regarding its roads and drivers, it’s often for reasons that are less than ideal. In this case, it’s a watchdog group known as Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety. According to a recent report released by the group, Florida is among the worst in the nation when it comes to its safety laws and their enforcement.
Some of the problems Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety found in Florida include the inadequacy of its primary rear seat belt law. According to the Miami Herald article, over 45 percent of 21,000+ people killed as vehicle passengers did not have their seat belt on. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 1,000 people had their lives saved thanks to the use of seat belts.
Besides the seatbelt laws, Florida was also called out for its lack of requiring motorcycle riders to wear helmets regardless of their age. Currently, anyone over 21 can ride without a helmet provided they have certain coverage with their insurance.
To read more, visit https://www.miamiherald.com/news/traffic/article239503003.html.
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