Most people will be involved in a motor vehicle accident during their lifetime, and most of those accidents will be minor ones, and will cause only minor injury, if any. But new Florida legislation recognizes that some individuals are more prone to accidents than others and has instated new legislation dealing with those individuals.
The new law states that an individual convicted of three moving automobile violations in a three-year period will be required to retake and pass a driving test to be allowed to continue driving. The law takes effect as of January, 2009 and will not affect those whose violations have happened prior to that time. However, this new legislation may provide protection from individuals who repeatedly drive carelessly or cause accidents.
For repeat moving traffic violators, this new legislation will mean a heightened awareness of the requirements for safe driving. Although it can’t prevent personal injury or wrongful death caused by automobile accidents entirely, it will put a restraint on the drivers who are most likely to cause them, and legislators hope this will improve traffic safety. If successful, similar legislation may be considered by the state of Ohio.
If you have been the victim of a moving traffic violation repeat offender in or near Columbus, Ohio, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack, C.O., L.P.A. and find out how Ohio’s laws provide for your recovery.