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The Law Regarding Seat Belts

Each driver and front seat passenger of a motor vehicle operated on a street or highway in this State shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened Safety Seat Belt.

Each driver under the age of 18 years and each of the driver's passengers under the age of 19 years of a motor vehicle operated on a street or highway in this State shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened Safety Seat Belt.

Each driver transporting a child 6 years of age or more, but less than 16 years of age, in the front seat, shall be secured in a properly adjusted and fastened Safety Seat Belt.

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5 Ways Restraints Prevent Injury
  • Prevent Ejection
  • Contact the strongest parts of the body
  • Spread forces over a wide area of the body
  • Help the body “ride down” the crash
  • Protect the head and spinal cord

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