bills in the Rhode Island General Assembly that would permit police
to pull over drivers for failure to wear a seat belt are dead for
current law, police can issue seat-belt citations only if they stop
drivers for another traffic violation.
and S447 each called for permitting police to pull over drivers
if they are not buckled up. Under the proposals, drivers found in
violation could be fined $30, down from the current $75.
bills were in their respective judiciary committees when the regular
session ended last month.