State laws mandating the use of seatbelts in cars

14 Feb

Safety belt use can have implications in civil suits — 16 states allow the "safety belt defense," which can reduce damages collected by someone in a crash if the person failed to buckle up.The reduction is permitted only for injuries that would have been prevented by a belt.

The fine imposed for not properly securing a child in a car seat or booster seat shall not exceed .00.The simple sensor system used to activate the reminder system, however, could be bypassed easily.Moreover, once the belt was left in an extended position or buckled, the reminder system would not be activated again (Westefeld and Phillips 1976b, vii).These fines are in addition to any other fines incurred at the time of the traffic stop by law enforcement officials.Violation of the Missouri seat belt law is not a primary offense, meaning that you cannot be pulled over and cited for violation of the Missouri seat belt law.