Pressure grows on Scott to veto speed limit bill

AAA is not a big fan of raising the speed limit on Florida highways, and is asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would do just that. S.B. 392, which was introduced by state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, would allow Florida to join Maine as the only states east of the Mississippi River that would allow speeds above 70 mph. The bill would allow the Florida Department of … [Read more...]

AAA supports a tougher child passenger safety law

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would require children to be properly restrained while riding in a car through the age of 5, and it's getting an endorsement from AAA. "Safety belts are designed for adults, and do not fit properly on young children," said Kevin Bakewell, senior vice president of public affairs for AAA, in a release. "AAA is pleased that state legislators are taking … [Read more...]