Seatbelts

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Seat Belts, Car Accidents, and the “Seat Belt Defense”

Many statistics and reports show that using seat belts when driving or riding in an automobile saves lives. Indeed, the numbers are encouraging: for those in the front seats, wearing a seatbelt correctly can reduce the risk...more

Seat Belt Offence Not “Absolute Liability”, Appeal Court Decides

A driver’s failure to wear a seat belt, which is an offence under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, is not an “absolute liability” offence. Rather, “due diligence” is an available defence, the Ontario Court of Appeal has...more

One step closer to safer children in Florida

Earlier this week, the Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed SB 518, which would require children between the ages of four and seven to be restrained in a booster seat while in a car. This is a big step...more

Top 7 Reasons Seatbelt Nonuse Should be Admissible in Civil Cases

The current law in North Carolina is that evidence of failing to wear a seatbelt is inadmissible in any civil trial in NC. NCGS § 20-135.2A(d)....more

Click It Or Ticket

As more and more people hit the road for summer vacations, graduations or family outings, you may notice additional law enforcement agencies on the road enforcing seat belt safety laws....more

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