Florida Seat Belt Law 316 . 314 ( 4 ) ( b ) specifically states : ( 3 ) As used in this section : ( b ) safety Beltran means a seat belt assembly that meets the requirements established under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No . 208 , 49 C . F . R . s . 571 . 208 . ( c ) unrestrained by a safety Beltran means being restricted by an appropriately adjusted safety belt which is properly fastened at all times when a motor vehicle is in motion . ( 4 ) It is unlawful for any person : ( a ) To operate a motor vehicle in this state unless each passenger and the operator of the vehicle under the age of 18 years are restrained by a safety belt or by a child restraint device pursuant to s . 316 . 613 , if applicable ; or ( b ) To operate a motor vehicle in this state unless the person is restrained by a safety belt .
Family Law Attorney
I'm going to guess that the belt has to be used how it was designed to be used. Thus, drawn across your body and latched using the provided latching mechanism.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
As a practical matter, seat belt violations are almost always upheld by the Traffic court judge in central florida unless you have a valid defense like a health issue. . .or if your vehicle was at a complete stop when the allegation was witnessed.
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Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Pull it across your chest and snap it in, just as the manufacturer intended. There are certain medical exemptions and exemptions for vehicles manufactured prior to the implementation of the federal safety standard, but other than that, it's all common sense.
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