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By Tom Coulter
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News exchange 

Seat belt ticket bill clears committee


January 28, 2021

CHEYENNE — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make not wearing a seat belt a primary offense in Wyoming, meaning law enforcement officers could pull a driver over solely for not being buckled up.

The proposal, which will now head to the full Legislature for consideration, was promoted by state highway officials as a way to reduce the number of crash-related deaths in Wyoming, which had 147 deaths from car crashes in 2019. Of those deaths, 39% were not wearing their seat belts, Wyoming Department of Transportation Director Luke Reiner told the Senate Transportation...

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