Buckle up, Mississippi
Buckle up, Mississippi, because it could soon be the law no matter where you sit in a car.
Senators sent a bill that would require seat belts for all passengers, front seat or back, to Governor Phil Bryant for approval or veto today.
Senate Bill 2724 would expand Mississippi’s current law which requires restraints only for children and front-seat passengers. The bill was approved with no debate and 17 votes against it.
Buses, farm vehicles, and mail vehicles would be exempt. A driver could be fined $25 for every unbelted passenger.