Crist set to sign seat belts law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida drivers will now have to click
it or face a ticket.

Gov. Charlie Crist scheduled an afternoon ceremony Wednesday where he plans to sign the Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law (SB 344).

It will allow police to pull over drivers who aren't wearing their seat belts.

The law is named in the memory of the two young women killed in
accidents while not wearing seat belts.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates the law would save 124 lives and prevent 1,733 serious injuries every year in Florida.

Florida's present law only authorizes police to ticket those drivers for a seat belt violation if they are stopped for another reason.

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