Seat Belt Bill Advances in Senate

Seat Belt Bill Advances in Senate

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A bill to make not wearing seat belts a reason for police to make vehicle stops advanced in the Senate today.

The so-called primary seat belt law means police can stop cars if the driver or passengers aren't belted in. Currently, seat belt infractions can be charged only as secondary offenses for such infractions as broken tail lights or speeding.

The Senate will debate the bill once more before either passing it or killing it.

At least one lawmaker says he will try to amend it before it comes up again, most likely tomorrow.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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