Last month, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joined in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a seat belt. Choosing to buckle up is choosing to take preventative measures to protect yourself and loved ones, and helps you to avoid injuries and death on the roadways.
Florida law requires all individuals (drivers, passengers and children under 18) traveling in motor vehicles to use seat belts as a critical and proven step to reduce fatalities during accidents. In 2015, over 43 percent of people killed in vehicle accidents chose not to buckle up, as reported by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
No matter where you are going, you can take action to keep your family safe and protect millions of Floridians and seasonal visitors. Get to your destination safety by following these tips:
- Be an example to others, and use your vehicle’s top safety feature. Click it, no matter where or how long you will be traveling.
- Check that all other passengers are wearing seat belts before putting a vehicle in motion.
- Don’t drink and drive. Be on guard and assertive.
- Remove distractions while driving; there’s no such thing as multitasking. Give driving your full, undivided focus.
- Drive the speed limit.
Every time you get into a car, you have a choice to make. Prevent injuries and save lives by choosing to click it, and teaching others the importance of always using a seat belt. The attorney’s at Parvey & Cavenago fully promote the Florida Highway Patrol’s ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign and strongly encourage you to follow the law and stay safe by buckling up not just sometimes but every time.