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Seat Belts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police would be able to pull over cars if kids inside them aren't buckled up under a bill lawmakers sent to Gov. Jeb Bush.

Seat belt use is already required by state law, but police can't pull motorists over for not wearing one. Instead, police can only issue seat-belt tickets if they pull the driver over for another offense.

Representative Irv Slosberg's 14-year-old daughter Dori was killed in a 1996 crash.

The Democrat from Boca Raton has been pushing to change the law
since his election in 2000.

His provision allowing police to pull over cars when they see a child under 18 inside who isn't wearing a seat belt is part of a bill that passed the House unanimously today, the last day of the legislative session.


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