Seat belt law change great for Kansas City
The Kansas City Star
For safety’s sake, buckling up should be the rule for everyone in vehicles in Kansas City.
Thanks to the City Council’s action this week, it’s now the law. No longer will Kansas City police have to wait until motorists are caught breaking another traffic law for officers to pin drivers for failing to use seat belts.
Police now can nail drivers and front-seat passengers just for failing to wear seat belts. The maximum fine also increases from $10 to $50.
The law change should help reverse a disturbing upward trend of more people being killed and injured in car crashes because they were not wearing seat belts.