GHSA’s 2020 Preliminary Data: Pedestrian Fatalities on Pace with Previous Years Despite Less Vehicles on the Road
The Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a special Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State -…
Thanks to our friends at the Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) for their advocacy and the following update on the Spring 2021 Florida Legislative Session:
From FBA: 2021 Florida Legislative Update
The Florida Legislature recently passed amendments to section 316.083 (and others) of the Florida statutes. These amendments are in an effort to make the road safer for riders, drivers and pedestrians alike.
CS/SB 950 addresses issues relating to bicycle and pedestrian safety. The bill changes certain elements of the Florida statutes. These changes include:
A thorough examination of the changes can be found on our FBA ClubExpress membership website / Documents Library / Legislative Platform / 2021 Legislative Outcomes .Document Library
Although this law is not yet in effect, it passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate. Once it is ratified by Governor DeSantis, the effective date of the law will be established.
As we wait, please considering taking this the opportunity to send a quick/brief thank you to the bill sponsors, co-sponsors and Governor DeSantis. Sample language can be found on our WEBSITE.
Representative Christine Hunscofsky / Sponsor
Representative Anna Eskamani / Co-sponsor
Representative Emily Slosberg / Co-sponsor
Representative Cyndi Stevenson / Co-sponsor
Representative Jackie Toledo / Co-sponsor
Representative Marie Paule Woodson / Co-sponsor
Senator Lauren Book / Sponsor