(f) In this section: (1) "Child passenger safety seat system" means an infant or child passenger restraint system that meets the federal standards for crash-tested restraint systems as set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
4), § 8.01, effective September 1, 2003.] (e) This section does not apply to a person: (1) operating a vehicle transporting passengers for hire, excluding third-party transport service providers when transporting clients pursuant to a contract to provide nonemergency Medicaid transportation; or (2) transporting a child in a vehicle in which all seating positions equipped with child passenger safety seat systems or safety belts are occupied.
This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.
The seat belt law has, however, changed a bit over time.
As a result, not everyone is clear on who is covered, what is required, and what the penalties are for violations.
(3) "Safety belt" means a lap belt and any shoulder straps included as original equipment on or added to a vehicle.
1), § 69.01(1), effective September 28, 2011.] (c) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person was operating the vehicle in an emergency or for a law enforcement purpose. (2) "Passenger vehicle" means a passenger car, light truck, sport utility vehicle, passenger van designed to transport 15 or fewer passengers, including the driver, truck, or truck tractor.
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Seat belt laws and enhanced enforcement increase seat belt use, thereby reducing crash-related injuries.
When a law enforcement officer issues a citation for a violation of this section, the law enforcement officer must record the race and ethnicity of the violator.
All law enforcement agencies must maintain such information and forward the information to the department in a form and manner determined by the department.
Enhanced enforcement campaigns include supplemental patrols, an increased number of officers on patrol, or targeted patrols, which aim to increase citations during regularly scheduled patrols.
Demonstration of the "Trauma Nurses Talk Tough" Seat Belt Diversion and Increased Enforcement Program in North Carolina North Carolina has a primary seat belt law and relatively high fines and fees.
Seat belt use reduces serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half, and seat belt laws and enforcement strategies have been proven to increase seat belt use.