Missouri senator wants tougher safety belt law

Missouri senator wants tougher safety belt law

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ENGLAND - UNDATED: In this handout from the Department for Transport, a graphic new TV advert shows the consequences of not wearing a car seatbelt. The government is spearheading a new road safety campaign, costing 14 million (GPB), which will be shown on peak viewing times, and shows what happens to three young men in a crash when they are not wearing seatbelts. (Photo courtesy of Department for Transport via Getty Images)

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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 2:58 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri state senator wants a tougher law for safety belt violators.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Democratic Sen. Joseph Keaveny of St. Louis plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session raising the fine for failure to buckle up. The current fine is $10. Keaveny notes that the fine for littering is $79.50.

Keaveny says many traffic deaths in Missouri result not from the initial impact, but from people being thrown from vehicles. And many of those who are ejected are children.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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