Officers can now stop motorists for not wearing seatbelts
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety found 79 percent of the general public wearing seats belts, while the national average is 85 percent.
MANCHESTER, Mo. (KMOX) – Manchester, Missouri wants drivers to buckle up. Really. The city is the 19th to pass a primary seat belt law. That means police can stop vehicles with unbuckled drivers or passengers.
Efforts focus on 13 communities with primary seat belt laws