MN House Repeals Seatbelt Law
The Minnesota House approved a repeal of the law that allows police to stop and ticket a motorist for not wearing a seat belt. Before the primary law took effect two years ago, a ticket could be issued only if the motorist was stopped for another reason. But as it is now, not wearing a seatbelt can actually get you pulled over, which is what the house has repealed.
Of course, the Department of Public Safety is strongly opposed to repeal.
Opponents of the current law believe it is an intrusion of privacy for officers to pull people over just for not wearing their seat belt. The repeal now heads to the Senate.