New Seatbelt Bill Under Consideration
KSCB News - February 17, 2010 12:00 am
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill
strengthening the state’s seat belt law.
Tuesday’s 26-14 vote sends the measure to the House.
The bill would allow law enforcement officers to stop a driver
solely for not wearing a seat belt. Under current law, an officer
must stop someone for another violation, such as speeding, before
issuing a seat belt citation.
The bill also would double the fine for not wearing a seat belt
to $60, starting June 30.
Also, anyone 14 or older in the car would have to wear seat
belts. Current law only requires adults in front seats to buckle
Children under 14 are covered by a special child passenger