Florida Legislature has killed a proposal to toughen the state’s
would have permitted police to pull over drivers who are not buckled
up. Under current law, police cannot ticket drivers for seat-belt
violations unless the driver is pulled over for another traffic
addition, the bill would have raised the fee for reinstating a suspended
driver’s license, and would have raised other fees, including the
renewal fee for a state identification card.
House passed the bill 108-3 on May 15. However, the measure died
in the Senate May 27. Senate President Jim King earlier told the Bradenton Herald the proposal likely wouldn’t pass the Senate.
King said he opposed the measure because “it invites profiling.”