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It’s been a little less than two months since a new, but little publicized seat belt law went into effect in Florida. The new law allows police officers to stop drivers and occupants of vehicles who are not using seat belts. The catch is that they have to be under 18 years old in order to be stopped. This law is aimed at preventing teenagers and children from dying in accidents because they’re not wearing seat belts.

While the new law is laudable for its effort to save teen lives, it should also cover all drivers. Traffic accident deaths do not discrimate on the basis of age.

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