"For differences in seatbelt use to explain the statistically significant racial disparities in citation rates documented by this report, Black people in Florida would have to wear seatbelts at a rate nearly forty-five percentage points lower than white people," the report says. "No evidence supports such a finding."In 2014, black people made up only 13.5 percent of the Florida driving-age population, but made up 22 percent of the recipients for all seatbelt citations issued across the state. If black people had been stopped and ticketed in proportion with their estimated population among state drivers, they would have received 20,296 fewer seatbelt citations.
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