Violators face a $92 fine.
The law has been amended to include kids in the back seat and infants and toddlers in car seats.
Now, there is a proposal to amend it again to require everyone, of any age in any seat, including the back, to buckle up.
He added, “In my spare time, I’m a driving instructor. I work for the National Safety Council and I’m very, very much into understanding and preventing any death that is preventable.”
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And the research from the other states that have done this shows it can make a difference.
Bolinsky noted, “These passengers can become missiles and not only can they be ejected, injured on their own, but they can literally hurt or kill a person that’s restrained in the front seat.”
He said, “We’re going to save lives, we’re going to save medical injuries and we’re also going to reduce insurance premiums.”
Almost all the other states, 45 to be exact, require all back seat passengers to buckle up. AAA has endorsed this proposal, as has the insurance institute.