American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) analysis of the most recent seatbelt citation data confirms that the Florida Safety Belt Law has been applied more often to Black motorists than white motorists. Across Florida, and in specific counties, Blacks are stopped and issued seatbelt citations far out of proportion to their estimated representation among Florida drivers, despite the fact that Black and white people in Florida use seatbelts at closely comparable rates. These findings suggest that biased policing impacts seatbelt enforcement.
Title:: Racial Disparities in Florida Safety Belt Law Enforcement
Publication date: 2016-01-01
Publication Year: 2016
ACLU Racial Justice Program
, ACLU of Florida
North America / United States (Southern) / Florida
, belt law
, safety belt
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