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If Personal Injury Protection (PIP) reform legislation does not pass both Florida chambers and get signed into law next year, it won’t be for lack of trying. A variety of organizations have signed on to promote the much-needed legislation—I must get a couple of emails a day from groups and individuals campaigning for the issue. Frankly, I thought the reforms proposed during the 2011 session would breeze through the Legislature, but the trial lawyers and PIP medical clinic owners drove them into the ditch. Supporters seem even more aggressive and better organized now, so perhaps their new strategies and renewed resolve will carry the day. (For one person’s opinion on how to handle the problem, see Richard Parrillo, Sr.’s article, “A Solution to PIP Fraud,” on page 16.)

And if the numerous PIP bills in the pipeline for 2012 are not enough to get people’s engines running, there are several other driving-related bills that are guaranteed to rev them up. Here’s a look at some of them, along with my very personal views of what lawmakers should do.

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