Florida Highway Patrol Participating in "Click It or Ticket"
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joins law enforcement and highway safety partners in participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign May 14 through June 3. During the campaign, drivers will see increased education and enforcement on buckling up to help motorists avoid serious injury and death.
Buckle Up, It's the Law
In 2017, more than 600 people that chose not to wear their seat belt were killed in a vehicle crash.
Florida law requires:
- All front seat passengers must always wear a seat belt.
- Passengers under the age of 18 must always wear seatbelts regardless of seating position.
- Children under 4 years must be secured in a federally approved child restraint seat.
- Children from 4 to 5 years old must be secured in federally approved child restraint seat, integrated child seat, or child booster seat.
Safety Tips for Drivers
During your travels, no matter where it takes you, follow these safety tips to help you and your family Arrive Alive:
- Buckle up, every time. A seatbelt is your vehicle’s best safety feature. Set the example.
- Make sure your rear-seat passengers are also buckled. They are more likely to injure themselves and other passengers in a crash, if not buckled up.
- Seat belts plus air bags provide the greatest protection for adults. However, air bags are not a substitute for seat belts.
- Obey all speed limits. Traffic congestion and construction zones may require driving more slowly.
- Drive sober. One drink is one too many.
- Don’t drive distracted: Anything that takes your full attention off the road, even for a second, could be deadly.
- Use caution when driving around bicycles or large commercial vehicles and always look twice for motorcycles. Safety on the road is a shared responsibility.
If You Have Any Questions
Please contact Clifton Law Office, you can reach me at my contact page online or call me directly at 904-209-4883.