New Bill to Mandate Seat Belts in Back Seat for All
If you sit in the backseat and don't "click it" well, if this new bill passes, you'll soon be getting "a ticket."
A group of lawmakers have once again gotten together to pass the bill forcing all passengers of a vehicle, including the backseat, to wear a seatbelt, according to NewsChannel 13.
So, simple physics says that an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted on by an external force. That means if you're in the backseat of a car going 65mph and you're not wearing a seatbelt and that car stops suddenly, you will continue to move at 65mph until something stronger stops you (seat in front of you, front windshield, etc). If you're wearing a seatbelt, you stop with the car because that belt stops you.
Honestly, I didn't realize it wasn't a law. Seat belt usage for front seat passengers became mandatory in 1984 but anyone over 16 years old is not required to wear a seat belt if they're sitting in the back seat. With this bill, that would become a primary offence and the car could be pulled over and given a ticket because of it. First time violators would get a $50 ticket. What do you think? Is this bill a good idea?