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Seatbelt Law Effective June 30:

June 26th, 2009 by flanews

The Department of Highway Safety say 142 lives will be saved each year because of Floridas new primary seat belt law.

Until now police in Florida can only issue a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt 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. AAA spokesperson Brenda Smith says buckling up can make a difference.

Three out of every five people in Florida- not buckling up. And we see fatalities all the time because we simply didnt wear a seat belt. Cause theres a big bite in the law now so we want to remind everybody as were on the highway, even the way on home, make sure that youre buckling up, said Smith.

The legislation takes effect Tuesday, June 30th.

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