Georgia only state without pickup sea...

Georgia only state without pickup seat belt law

There are 35 comments on the SavannahNow story from Jul 25, 2007, titled Georgia only state without pickup seat belt law. In it, SavannahNow reports that:

“We're estimating that we'll save 50 to 70 lives in Indiana alone just from the pickup trucks law.”

ATLANTA - Georgia is now the only state in the nation where pickup truck drivers can ride around unencumbered by safety and not worry about breaking the law. via SavannahNow

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Paco

United States

#22 Jul 8, 2008
Can you imagine a bus driver having to make sure all are buckled up before starting and guess what would be happening all through the trip? Now if the seat belts were interlocked, that would cut down on the grabass.
Baconton GA

Canton, IL

#23 Jul 14, 2008
We have seat belt and helmet laws to keep our stupid people safe!!!
mychoice

Norcross, GA

#24 Jul 30, 2008
The Big Time wrote:
for fear of loosing votes,
of course dying voters are a lost cause.....
I drive a Pickup
I have a DoD decal and drive on Military Bases..
so really don't effect me, I wear my belt whenever I drive.......
PS have current insurance and consent to my vehicle being searched upon entry also.....
Making people use a seat belt should be a crime in it's self. Cars or trucks. It should be a matter of choice. Just like smoking and or drinking. You have a choice with these behaviors and you won't be fined as long as you aren't putting others lives in danger. The only life you put in danger for not using a seat belt is your own. Old people don't need to wear a seat belt in the shower. It would maybe save their life or at least a hip, but it's not a requirement. Basically it's just one more way to generate town/city revenue. Period. One more way to control peoples lives and behaviors. Power is king among the powerful. The whole seat belt argument is based on what if anyway.
mychoice

Norcross, GA

#25 Jul 30, 2008
Netdog1 wrote:
This is one of the things that really torques me. Instead of behaving like responsible adults, some of our "good old boy" legislators continue to push this important matter to the "back burner." What could possibly be their motivation? "Oh ... but you don't understand, this is to protect our agricultural community." Oh yeah? From what ... so exempt them from law and get on with saving a few rednecks from killing themselves. This is so NOT hard to figure out.
Making people use a seat belt should be a crime in it's self. Cars or trucks. It should be a matter of choice. Just like smoking and or drinking. You have a choice with these behaviors and you won't be fined as long as you aren't putting others lives in danger. The only life you put in danger for not using a seat belt is your own. Old people don't need to wear a seat belt in the shower. It would maybe save their life or at least a hip, but it's not a requirement. Basically it's just one more way to generate town/city revenue. Period. One more way to control peoples lives and behaviors. Power is king among the powerful. The whole seat belt argument is based on what if anyway. This is what's not hard to figure out. Duhhhhhhhh.

The Big Time

“Runs Like a Deere”

Since: Jan 07

Forest Park, GA

#26 Jul 30, 2008
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Amanda

Eddyville, KY

#27 Aug 3, 2008
i think people who drive pick ups should be left alone. it is there choice. and besides regardless of a law if a person does not want to wear a seat belt they are not ganna wear then [email protected] thing anyway. i got in an accident and had no seat belt i am hear and the cops told me that if i would not have been wearing my seat belt i would have died[ obviously i lied to them ] so it is personal choice wearing it can safe you or kill you. personally i think if you are in the front seat you should other than that let us be.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#28 Aug 5, 2008
You can thank the late Thomas B. Murphy for the State of Georgia not having a seat belt law covering pickups. Thank God he got voted out of office and lived long enough to see the Democrats lose power in Georgia.
chase30540

Ellijay, GA

#29 Aug 14, 2008
johnny c wrote:
What is the exact law for wearing/not wearing a seat belt in a pick up truck?? I have heard many rumors such as if its under ten thousand pounds you do, if it has four doors you do, if its not a full size you do. Will some one point me to the correct web site because the ones i have found do not specify. [email protected]
the exact law as of july is the use of seatbelts is exempt in four wheel drive vehicals because of the majority of 2 wheel drive vehicals on the road in major cities most 4 wheel drive trucks are still in rural areas
chase30540

Ellijay, GA

#30 Aug 14, 2008
and also any vehical that did not come from the factory with seatbelts you do not have to wear them in any state because the united states approved the vehical for road use without them most vehicals 1972 and below seatbelts were an option like air conditioning and before 1960 heater, radio, were options
bubba

Lilburn, GA

#31 Mar 2, 2009
I think it is more for having passengers in the pick-up truck bed where there are not seat belts. Everything is dangerous of course, that is not the point. Truck beds are useful for moving many passengers short distances, or for recreation in parades or such things.
Chris

Valdosta, GA

#32 Mar 7, 2009
Think about it. If you had a fire or accident on a school bus and you had small kids. It would be impossible for the bus drive to get all those kids unbuckled. A school bus is much safer without seat belts than with. As a matter of fact, a school bus is one of the safest vehicles on the road.
cathy

Conley, GA

#33 Mar 8, 2009
Netdog1 wrote:
This is one of the things that really torques me. Instead of behaving like responsible adults, some of our "good old boy" legislators continue to push this important matter to the "back burner." What could possibly be their motivation? "Oh ... but you don't understand, this is to protect our agricultural community." Oh yeah? From what ... so exempt them from law and get on with saving a few rednecks from killing themselves. This is so NOT hard to figure out.
when the majority of us.(over 40) were growing up.we DIDNOT HAVE seat belts in our cars, we didnt have TV SETS to watch tv while driving, we didnt have a GPS system to show us how to get home from walmart,we didnt have a child proof cap on our medecine,your parents TOLD YOU IT WOULD KILL YOU and we LISTENED.We didnt have a cell phone to distract us while traveling in the fast lane on the interstate at 40 miles per hour and wondering why everyone was going around us and shooting you a bird.We didnt have child seats in our cars.We didnt drive like the end of the world was 10 miles ahead and we had to be the first one there.FOr oyur generation, well, wear your bicycle helmet, you might fall and skin your elbow and sue swhinn for not having training wheels on your bicycle.
american by birth

Kathleen, GA

#34 Mar 8, 2009
cathy wrote:
<quoted text>
when the majority of us.(over 40) were growing up.we DIDNOT HAVE seat belts in our cars, we didnt have TV SETS to watch tv while driving, we didnt have a GPS system to show us how to get home from walmart,we didnt have a child proof cap on our medecine,your parents TOLD YOU IT WOULD KILL YOU and we LISTENED.We didnt have a cell phone to distract us while traveling in the fast lane on the interstate at 40 miles per hour and wondering why everyone was going around us and shooting you a bird.We didnt have child seats in our cars.We didnt drive like the end of the world was 10 miles ahead and we had to be the first one there.FOr oyur generation, well, wear your bicycle helmet, you might fall and skin your elbow and sue swhinn for not having training wheels on your bicycle.
we didn't have wal-mart...lol just joking, but you are right, We survived that generation, I hate the way that the small babies have to ride backwards in the car seats, and you cant see them, I know it's for safety, but it does get aggrivating when you can't see them.
mind your buisness

Savannah, GA

#35 May 24, 2010
if you dont like the fact that us p/up truck drivers dont have to wear a seatbelt...
do something about it!
stop crying on the internet...
lobby your reps in the legislature..
we do!
Laurie Cook

Alpharetta, GA

#36 Dec 9, 2011
My father wrote the seatbelt in the state of Ga. The speed limit at the time the bill was introduced was being raised to 65 mph. The reason the seatbelt law exempted pickup trucks, was because Tom Murphy (House Speaker) drove a pickup and refused to wear one. He would not support the bill in pickup trucks.

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