As personal injury lawyers representing victims of car accidents in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, we are glad to announce that the Florida Highway Patrol is joining police nationwide for the 2011 National Click It or Ticket campaign. In our practice we too often seen the deadly damage caused by the failure to use seat belts, so we certainly agree that everyone should take the effort to make sure their seat belt are properly used.
This year’s campaign starts today and runs through the Memorial Day holiday until June 5. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers will actively cite drivers who ignore their responsibilities by failing to secure their seat belt. It goes without saying that many wrongful deaths would be prevented if drivers just used their seat belts.
As a reminder and plea, Florida Law requires all occupants of a vehicle, who are under 18 years of age, to use their seat belt, regardless of where they are seated in a vehicle.