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Opinions Mixed On New Seat Belt Law

Posted by wlpo on May 6, 2011

Do you ever wear a seat belt while riding in the backseat?  It could become law in Illinois.

The Illinois House passed the proposed bill Thursday by a vote count of 61 to 55.  State Representatives Frank Mautino and Pam Roth voted against the proposal while Bob Pritchard voted in favor of it.  The proposal now goes to the Senate for a vote.

Exemptions from the law would be if you’re riding in the back-seat of a taxi, school bus, or ambulance.  Also anyone with a physical problem making it difficult to wear a seat belt is exempted.

Right now, back-seat passengers 19 and under are required by law to wear seat belts.

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