Nevada Says No to Tougher Law
Nevada state senate committee turned back a tougher seat belt law last week.
Current law allows officers to issue a citation only if the driver is stopped for another traffic infraction. The proposed law would allow police to stop a motorist and issue a citation solely for not wearing a seat belt.
The committee heard testimony that 93 percent of Nevadans already buckle up. Sen. Mike Schneider, said the buckle-up rate is only 30 percent at night. The 93 percent figure cited is falsified to get federal funds, he charged.
Wearing a seat belt might be a personal choice, but everyone ends up paying to treat those injured because they aren’t buckled up, Mike Schneider argued.
At the same time committee passed a bill allowing adults to ride motorcycles without a helmet.
“This is costing society millions of dollars. No way does this benefit the state of Nevada,” Schneider said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun