Senator Brian Stack

11 Jan: Stack Bill To Require All Automobile Passengers To Wear Seat Belts Clears Senate

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Brian P. Stack which would require all automobile passengers to wear a seat belt was approved today by the full Senate by a vote of 27 to 2.

“According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, of the roughly 25,000 traffic fatalities that occurred in 2008, more than half of those fatalities were unrestrained passengers,” said Senator Stack, D-Union. “We have all heard tragic stories of what happens in car accidents when passengers aren’t wearing seat belts, and this legislation would regulate the segment of the population who still refuses to wear a seat belt, despite the warnings.”