BEATRICE – Seat belt legislation was before the Nebraska Legislature’s Transportation and Telecommunications Committee on Tuesday.
A bill introduced by Senator Roy Baker of Lincoln would require that all occupants of a vehicle use seat belts. Under current Nebraska law, only the driver and front seat passenger are required to use them.
Nebraska has had a secondary offense seatbelt law since 1993. You cannot be cited for not using a seatbelt, unless you’re stopped for some other violation. Fifteen states have secondary offense seatbelt laws, while 34 states and the District of Columbia have stronger, primary offense laws. Only New Hampshire, has no occupant protection law.