Police no longer need another reason to pull you over if they catch you driving without a seat belt and officers all over the state are already handing out hefty tickets.
The new law also allows insurance companies to fight accident claims. If you're in an accident and you don't have on your seatbelt, there is a provision in the new seat belt law that allows insurance companies to fight the personal injury portion of your claim.
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Added by Fyre Walker on June 30, 2009 at 5:23pm —
Starting Tuesday, drivers will have to buckle up or pay up. Police, deputies and state troopers in Florida will be able to pull drivers over for not wearing a seat belt.
In the past, officers could only write seat belt tickets if they pulled you over for another reason. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Chris Miller said troopers will write $30 tickets for anyone caught not wearing a belt. He said they won't be giving any warnings.
With court fees, it could range from… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on June 29, 2009 at 3:51pm —
The 9/11 Patch Project
is about a nationally and internationally accepted 9/11 Tribute Patch designed to be a permanent addition to your organizations uniform or casual firefighting, EMT, Police or Military clothing. It is about sharing common threads and creating unity among all Fire, EMS, Police and U.S.Military organizations. The 9/11 Patch Project patches and decals have… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on June 26, 2009 at 5:00pm —
CENTRAL FLORIDA -- In just a few days, some Central Florida cities will have to stop charging their crash taxes.
Presently, Sumter County, Winter Park, Minneola, Longwood and Ocala, charge an extra fee to drivers who cause accidents in their cities, in order to help pay for the firefighters who respond.
Eyewitness News learned the Governor signed a bill to stop them, which means the cities will have to pay for the crash response themselves.
In Winter… Continue
Added by Capt. D Lewis on June 23, 2009 at 7:20pm —
ACT NOW BEFORE THE JULY 10TH DEADLINE!
Air Vacuum Corporation is currently providing support for fire departments with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). Application dates June 8th - July 10th, 2009.
The AIRVAC 911®
exhaust removal system is a hose free and fully automatic filtration system that addresses… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on June 19, 2009 at 10:00pm —
The city is planning a solemn, but more muted, memorial this month to mark the two-year anniversary of the Sofa Super Store blaze that claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters.
The West Ashley site of the deadly blaze will be open for people to pay their respects on June 18. Firefighters and families of the fallen will go first, in a private session between 6 and 7 p.m. The public will then be allowed on the grounds between 7 and 10 p.m., said Mark Ruppel, the… Continue
Added by Capt. D Lewis on June 17, 2009 at 8:36pm —
Firefighters are getting a huge boost from the union convention in town. Eyewitness News talked with some of the hundreds of demonstrators dressed in yellow, demanding Orlando stop laying off firefighters.
The Florida Professional Firefighters' Convention is in town and hundreds of firefighters from all around the state were protesting in front of City Hall Monday.
The crowd stretches along Orange Avenue and South Street with a message that says, "Shame on Mayor Buddy… Continue
Added by Capt. D Lewis on June 15, 2009 at 6:05pm —
I was wondering when the rushed policies of the current Administration would start hitting the American public and here is the start ....
$25 Check May Keep Families From Food Stamps
When President Barack Obama increased unemployment benefits as part of his economic stimulus, he also made some Americans ineligible for hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps.
Under the economic recovery plan, laid-off workers have seen a $25 weekly bump in their unemployment… Continue
Added by Capt. D Lewis on June 15, 2009 at 6:44am —
Three People Still Missing, Officials Say
An explosion at a Slim Jim meat products plant Tuesday injured at least 41 people, including four who suffered critical burns, and left a toxic cloud around the facility as authorities searched for three people still missing.
Authorities first said one of the three had been located but later said that was wrong.
"We don't know if they're in the building or not, but we're going to go look for them," said… Continue
Added by Capt. D Lewis on June 9, 2009 at 4:36pm —
Steering clear of a messy labor dispute, the White House said yesterday that Vice President Joe Biden and other members of President Obama's Cabinet have scrapped plans to attend a national mayors' conference in Rhode Island next weekend rather than cross a picket line of local firefighters.
Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs said the Obama administration will redouble its efforts to work with the nation's mayors in other ways, including a fresh invitation for the mayors to come to… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on June 9, 2009 at 7:04am —
Just as every home should have a smoke alarm, every home should have an emergency supply kit packed and ready at the start of hurricane season.
Preparing for the potential devastation of a hurricane isn't just the job of emergency management officials. It's also an individual responsibility, said Phil May, regional administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
"You should be prepared to take care of yourself and members of… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on June 7, 2009 at 6:46pm —
Local troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol and a dozen representatives from other police agencies said Friday that they plan to aggressively enforce Florida's new seatbelt law.
Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law goes into effect on June 30 and will allow law enforcement officers to pull over a car if they see someone in the vehicle who is not wearing a seat belt. In the past, officers could write tickets for not wearing a safety belt but only if they… Continue
Added by Etta on June 7, 2009 at 10:43am —
Firefighters in eastern Guilford County experienced a close call Thursday evening.
While trying to put out a fire at a house on Mount Hope Church Road, the roof collapsed.
All firefighters were able to get out before any of them were hurt.
Investigators said they're still looking into what started the fire. Neighbors reported seeing lightning in the area before the fire started.
Added by Fyre Walker on June 5, 2009 at 8:42pm —
Norco firefighters were among residents vocal in their concerns about the City Council's proposal to eliminate six firefighter positions.Mark Zaleski / The Press-Enterprise
Norco City Council members declared a fiscal emergency Wednesday and listened to pleas from dozens of residents to somehow trim the budget but avoid laying off firefighters.
The council meeting was moved to a larger building to accommodate a crowd of more than 300 residents and… Continue
Added by Capt. D Lewis on June 4, 2009 at 8:24pm —
I found a Law Enforcement Academy in St Pertersburg. Does anyone know if this has been recognised thru the state of Florida or only through its counties.
It seems that I have GI post 911 money coming to me in August. I also found out that it will cover this college for the 22 weeks of police academy it has. I am looking to see if anyone knows about this course or its crudentials.
Added by Eddie Ortiz on June 4, 2009 at 8:04pm —
The following editorial is from FCSN Member John Brown, from Wilmington Massachusetts. His Relay for Life Team raised over $17.000 for the cause! Thanks John for your dedication to the fight against cancer and the FCSN!
Our team was called "The Bravest" and it actually was three teams combined. We were the top fund raisers for the RFL in Wilmington Massachusetts with a net of more than $17,000. At last count this event's total was… Continue
Added by Fyre Walker on June 3, 2009 at 8:35am —