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Seat Belt Champion Award Presented to Florida Legislators
Date:3/24/2010

Three legislators have been recognized for their contribution to roadway safety in Florida. The presentation of Meharry-State Farm’s Seat Belt Champion Award was applauded by officials from state and national transportation safety organizations.

Nashville, Tenn. (Vocus) March 24, 2010 -- The Meharry-State Farm Alliance presented Seat Belt Champion Awards today to Florida legislators who were instrumental in passage of the state’s primary seat belt law. They are Senator Nan H. Rich of District 34, Representative Richard “Rich” Glorioso of District 62, and Representative Joseph A. “Joe” Gibbons of District 105.

The awards were presented March 23 at the Governor’s Club at 202½ South Adams St. in Tallahassee, Fla. Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation attended, as did leaders of other state and national transportation safety groups. Meharry Medical College and State Farm® made the presentations.

“These lawmakers overcame tall barriers in order to pass the primary enforcement law, and now thousands of deaths and injuries will be prevented,” said Osei Mevs, Associate Vice President for External Affairs, Meharry Medical College. "Their endeavors were exemplary and are a textbook example for lawmakers in other states to follow who are laboring to enact primary seat belt legislation.”

Chris Neal, Public Affairs Manager for State Farm in Florida, agreed.

“State Farm has a longstanding commitment to making our roads safer. By supporting effective safety legislation, State Farm plays an important ro
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