DeSantis signs nearly 3 dozen bills, including banning smoking and giving grandparents more rights
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 35 bills on Friday, including a law allowing local governments to ban smoking on beaches and in parks, and vetoed five, including legislation that would have made it easier for businesses to sue local governments over ordinances.news.yahoo.com
Florida launches campaign to reduce hit-and-run crashes
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Even as the total number of hit-and-run crashes in Florida fell last year, the number of deaths resulting from those crashes rose by over 18 percent, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. As part of an effort to reduce the number of hit-and-run crashes and help close open cases, the state agency has launched a “Stay at the Scene” campaign for February, which is Hit-and-Run Awareness Month. In Florida, a driver is required to stop immediately at the scene of a crash resulting in property damage, injury or death. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the law.”AdAccording to figures provided by the state, most hit-and-run crashes happen either at night or during low-light conditions. These crashes are particularly dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians, who made up more than half of the hit-and-run deaths in 2020.