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Senator proposes raising fine for seat belt violations

Thursday, February 18, 2010 | 8:46 a.m. CST; updated 9:37 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 18, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — A state senator said Missouri doesn't take seat belt violations seriously, and he wants to make it five times more expensive to be caught unbuckled.

Currently, motorists face a $10 fine for not wearing a seat belt. Police cannot stop vehicles for seat belt infractions. Sen. Joe Keaveny, a Democrat from St. Louis, has proposed raising the fine to $50.

Safety advocates want to let motorists be stopped solely for failing to wear seat belts, but that idea has faced opposition in the legislature. They said it might be easier to win support for raising the fine for seat belt violations.


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