FADRA congratulates the Florida House and the Florida Senate for taking an important step to protect the motoring public.
Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) March 13, 2012
FADRA, Florida Automotive Dismantlers and Recyclers Association, that represents automotive recyclers in the state of Florida, today praised the passage of key amendments that will protect Floridians and other consumers by helping prevent dangerous total loss vehicles from being repaired and returned to the road.
The amendments, which were made to Florida House Bill 885 and Senate Bill 540, removed problematic sections of the legislation which would have eliminated the requirement for in-state total loss vehicles to receive a certificate of destruction. Without the certificate of destruction, it would become far easier for total loss vehicles to remain intact. The amendments, which passed unanimously, ensure the practice of issuing certificates of destruction for vehicles that sustain 80 percent damage continues. This is critical, because it prevents heavily damaged automobiles from being branded as “repairable” and being put back into service or sold to unsuspecting buyers.
“FADRA congratulates the Florida House and the Florida Senate for taking an important step to protect the motoring public,” said Rachel Rigsby the President of FADRA. “Lives are literally on the line whenever structurally compromised vehicles are cosmetically repaired and then allowed to return to the streets. Florida lawmakers recognized the grave risks of altering the current laws, they decided to keep important regulations in place, and they should be commended for doing the right thing and putting consumer safety first.”
The two amendments were passed during the final day of the Florida legislative session. Lawmakers are not expected to return to Tallahassee until early next year.