The safest way to operate or ride in a vehicle is by wearing a seat belt. There is a very good reason each seat in a car is equipped with one. Wearing a seat belt can reduce your risk of injury in the event of an accident by almost 50%. While a seat belt ticket is considered a non-moving violation, it should still be treated as any other traffic ticket and be consulted by a lawyer before paying it. In many cases, by paying a seat belt ticket, you’re admitting guilt, which shows up as a traffic conviction on your driving record. Insurance companies look at convictions and will quickly raise rates based on poor driving history. All throughout Florida, drivers of a vehicle are legally required to wear a seat belt, as well as front seat passengers, and passengers under 18 years of age in the back seats. Also, children under the age of 5 must be secured in a car seat while a vehicle is in motion.

Law enforcement in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties will regularly look for drivers not wearing a seat belt, and can stop your vehicle solely based on that. However, there are instances where a seat belt is not required, like in an RV, if you have a medical condition, or are working in a vehicle that doesn’t require seat belts, like a garbage truck or mail truck. 

If you’ve recently received a seat belt ticket for not wearing your seat belt while driving your vehicle. Schedule a free consultation with our expert traffic ticket attorney team to find out how we can help you avoid a traffic conviction going on your driving record and an increase in insurance rates. We offer all of our clients a 100% Cash Back Guarantee if we are unable to provide a “no points, no conviction, no traffic school” result. Our attorneys will appear in court on your behalf, so there’s no need to miss work or school to deal with your ticket. Rest assured that you’re in good hands as your lawyers work to keep your driving record clean and clear.

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