MANATEE COUNTY – A mother, whose daughter died in a motorcycle crash, is campaigning for improved next–of–kin notification.
Christine Olson, a resident of Anna Maria Island, came up with an idea for a way for people to list their contact information with the state for law enforcement to use in case of a serious accident.
It’s a way to have a next of kin linked to the magnetic strip on the back of a license.
She took her idea to then–state Rep. Bill Galvano, and on Oct. 2, 2006 the initiative took effect.
According to the Herald–Tribune, the nonprofit organization behind it is called TIFF, which stands for ‘To Inform Families First’, and it is dedicated to promoting the importance of registering contact information.
Those interested can voluntarily register on the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle website.