without your seat belt buckled now can get you pulled over in Illinois.
Rod Blagojevich signed into law July 3 legislation permitting police
to pullover and ticket drivers for not buckling up. The new law,
which took effect immediately, forbids police to search a vehicle,
its contents or occupants solely for a seat belt infraction.
Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, who sponsored SB50, told The
Pantagraph that Illinois could be in line for additional federal
highway money because of the new primary enforcement law.
Bush administration recently proposed an incentive program to encourage
states to increase seat-belt enforcement. Illinois could get an
extra $31 million if Congress agrees to retain the proposal in the
transportation funding reauthorization bill.