Seat Belt Laws

Legislation enacted in many nations requiring use of safety belts in motor vehicles
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BOSTON, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and led by Lois Lee, MD, MPH, and injury researcher and attending physician in the Emergency Department at Boston Children's Hospital, shows states with stronger seat belt laws had fewer car crash fatalities between 2001 and 2010 than states with less strict laws.
7 /PRNewswire/ -- In reaction to the enactment of stricter seat belt laws in Mississippi and Alaska in the last week -- laws that allow law enforcement officers to stop and ticket drivers based solely on a seat belt violation, also called a primary seat belt law -- Phil Haseltine, Executive Director of the National Safety Council's Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign, issued the following statement:
19 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to new state seat belt use data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign called on states with weak seat belt laws to pass a stronger law which will allow law enforcement officers to stop and issue citations to motorists based solely on a seat belt violation -- referred to as a primary law.
Haseltine pointed out that states with secondary seat belt laws can not only save lives by passing a primary law, they can also gain money.
They also include primary enforcement of seat belt laws, through which law enforcement can stop drivers solely because occupants are not using seat belts.
Seat belts saved more than 304,670 lives from 1975 to 2012, and increasingly strict state seat belt laws are at least part of the reason, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
ANORTH MP has called for seat belt laws to be changed after 28 children and two adults were hospitalised when two school buses collided head-on in County Durham.
An officer enforcing seat belt laws as part of the annual "Click It or Ticket'' campaign saw a vehicle drive through a stop sign Tuesday.
Child deaths caused by vehicle crashes can be preventable if we protect our kids by following Florida's seat belt laws.
All I can say is roll down your tinted windows and take off your rose coloured glasses and simply look at the surrounding traffic and see how the mandatory seat belt laws are being flouted
The state also has no adult helmet or seat belt laws.
Those flouting seat belt laws face fines of up to pounds 500 and people carrying someone else's child in their car could also face civil proceedings.