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Instituting new restrictions on the public is usually a bad idea. However, the Florida legislature and Gov. Scott certainly go this right. Until today, Florida only required children through age three to be in car seats. The new law requires kids to be in either a 5-point harness or use a booster seat until their 6th birthday.

Prior to the enactment of this statute, Florida ranked last in child safety seat laws. Can’t really blame the legislature as they passed a law in 2001 but it was vetoed by then Gov. Jeb Bush.

Anyway kudos to Florida law makers for finally getting it right. See we don’t have to be the nation’s laughing stock all the time.

For anyone interested this was HB 225.

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Andrew Moses

Andrew has been practicing criminal law his entire career. After graduating from law school he began working as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting cases in Orange and Osceola Counties. During his time as an Assistant State Attorney, Andrew handled all types of cases ranging from misdemeanors to such serious felonies as drug trafficking and armed robbery. His experience as a prosecutor helped him gain perspective of the criminal justice system and how the government established its cases.

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