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RI House to Vote on Seatbelt Law Renewal

RI House to Vote on Seatbelt Law Renewal


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island lawmakers are poised to vote on whether or not to renew a 2-year-old law allowing police to pull over motorists who aren't buckled up.
 

The House is scheduled to vote on the legislation Thursday.
 
The seatbelt law is set to expire at the end of June if lawmakers don't act.
 
Before the law took effect police could only ticket adult motorists for not buckling up if they had been pulled over for another offense first. When they passed the law two years ago lawmakers inserted an automatic expiration date.
 

The bill to continue the tougher law is expected to pass and has the support of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

 

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