Legislation that is moving through the Wyoming Legislature has to do with strengthening the law regarding seat belt use. Originally, the proposed legislation would have made not wearing a seat belt a primary offence, meaning that law enforcement would be able to pull a motorist over if he or she were not wearing their seat belt. The law would also raise the fine from $25 to $75.
State Senator Bruce Burns says that an amended version of the legislation passed earlier this week in the Senate.
Burns said that the $75 fine is still part of the bill, and that it could very well likely be amended again in the House to make it a primary offence. Be sure to take part in this week's poll question at our website sheridanmedia.com. As it poses the question: Should not wearing a seat-belt while driving be a primary offence with the fine being increased from $25 to $75?