Amended Seat Belt Law Moves Forward

Wyoming State Senator Bruce Burns
Wyoming State Senator Bruce Burns

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 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?

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