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06/01/05

Seatbelt Bill on Governor's Desk

Tougher seatbelt laws could be on the way in South Carolina. Both the state House and Senate agreed on a bill that would allow officers to stop drivers for not wearing seatbelts.

Right now, adult drivers can only be ticketed for failing to buckle up if they are stopped for another traffic offense.

The bill is on Gov. Mark Sanford's desk, but he is expected to veto it. He wants the offenses to be reported to insurance companies and cost repeat offenders more to buy that insurance.

Reported by: Nicole MacMillan, nmacmillan@wtoc.com

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