Mother Appeals for Tougher Legislation

Tina Lambert of Panama City was appearing before the Senate Transportation Committee, supporting a bill to crack down on people who continue to drive even after their licenses have been suspended or revoked.

Tina Lambert says, “It is a silent problem that no one wants to admit exists. This problem is becoming an epidemic. Unfortunately, I must tell you anyone in this room can become a victim of a driver with a suspended license. Please let’s hold drivers accountable for their actions and help keep these people off our roads.”

Lambert’s son, DEP Ray Seguin, was killed after he stopped a man in Broward County who was driving erratically. It turns out the driver did not have a valid license.

The committee voted unanimously for a bill that allows authorities to impound or immobilize any vehicle driven by someone with a suspended license.