Bill allows traffic stop for failing to use seat belt

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But new figures show 81,000 citations in '04 January 19, 2006 As the House begins today to debate a controversial bill that would allow police officers to stop vehicles solely because they believe occupants are ... Full Story
Hanging Gardens

Boston, MA

#1 Jan 26, 2006
Now we will see the wholesale ticketing of the elderly. They never use seat belts.

Grandma and Grandpa had better learn some ne tricks.

Only in the Commonwealth can we invent new ways to garner tax revenue from the unsuspecting.

Hanging Gardens
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Medic

Milford, MA

#2 Jan 31, 2006
Seat belts do save lives.
How many of you have seen the results of face prints or what happens to a human body when it is ejected out an open window during an accident.
Well, I seen many! Keep the seat belt law!

Thank you!

Medic
JAL

Uxbridge, MA

#3 Feb 2, 2006
Also what is does is remove the probable cause burden from the police. They can pull over anyone for whatever reason now, because "they believed the occupants to be not wearing their seatbelts." So misguided, let people have some responsiblility in determining their own safety.

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