Friday, June 25, 2010

Pickup truck drivers and passengers now required to wear seat belts in Georgia

Drivers and passengers of pickup trucks in Georgia, long exempt from seat belt laws that applied to other vehicles on the road, are now required to wear seat belts under legislation signed into law earlier this month.

According to one report, 2/3 of deaths in truck accidents result from the failure of occupants to wear seat belts.  The law is expected to save the state more than $25 million in the next ten years in medicare costs.

The law is effective immediately, although law enforcement is not expected to begin enforcement until July 1, 2010.

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