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  • Vanity: Intense seatbelt enforcement this month

    05/19/2015 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 96 replies
    5/19/2015 | none
    That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In California, the minimum penalty for a seat belt violation is $161. Fair warning.
  • Shocking moment officer shoots unarmed driver after pulling him over for not wearing a seatbelt

    09/26/2014 1:47:45 AM PDT · by Purdabo 248 · 86 replies
    This is the shocking moment when a policeman shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop for not wearing a seatbelt. Sean Groubert, 31, who as a South Carolina State Trooper at the time of the incident shot Levar Jones on September 4 on Broad River Road, in Richmond County, Columbia. Groubert ordered Mr Jones to show his driving licence. When he reached into his car to retrieve the document, Groubert started shouting and opened fire with his semi-automatic handgun. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Gov. candidate Barbara Buono wasn't wearing seat belt at time of crash

    02/12/2013 1:29:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    State Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democratic legislator who is the foremost challenger to Gov. Chris Christie this fall, has been issued a summons for not wearing a seat belt at the time of a car accident Monday night. Buono suffered a small cut to her forehead. Buono was the only person involved in the crash who received medical treatment for injuries, police said. She said in a statement this morning that she made a mistake in not buckling up. "Don't make the same mistake as me: wear a seat belt no matter where you're sitting," the senator tweeted from her...
  • Get pulled over, get a buck??

    05/17/2012 2:31:27 PM PDT · by Oscar the Grouch · 15 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 5/17/2012 | Associated Press
    Some police officers in Maryland will be out Thursday giving cash to drivers wearing their seatbelts. But beware: they may give you a ticket if you don’t. Prince George’s County police will be at Route 301 and Ballpark Drive in Bowie starting at noon watching passing vehicles. Officers and safety advocates will distribute $1 bills to drivers who have all occupants properly buckled. Those riding without seatbelts will get educational materials and face being fined.
  • Raising age for booster seats would save lives, experts say (What about the chiiiillldreeeen?)

    03/09/2011 4:02:22 AM PST · by arderkrag · 77 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | March 9, 2011 | Carole Hawkins
    Sara Simmons straps her youngest daughter Anabelle, 2, into a car safety seat whenever she drives the family's van. Her middle daughter, Juliana, 6, doesn't use one, though. She sits in a booster seat only occasionally. ----SNIP---- That means Juliana and all other 6- and 7-year-olds would have to move into booster seats when they outgrew their car seats. A companion bill passed in the House, so the measure is close to becoming law.
  • Obama's Nanny-Staters pushing for Criminalization of Seat Belt non-usage

    02/03/2011 7:06:36 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 5 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/3/2011 | Eric Dondero
    It's happening all over the country, all of a sudden. No doubt a result of ObamaCare and the push to cut costs at the expense of individual freedom and choice. Right now 18 States are hold-outs. Seat Belt non-usage is considered a misdemeanor punishable only by a small fine. But the Transportation Committee is making a concerted effort to get all 50 states to support full criminalization. And in case you thought nobody goes to jail for not wearing a seat belt, check out this Q&A. Even though it may be a misdemeanor, if you fail to show up for...
  • Driver Thanks Officer Who Gave Him Ticket

    09/16/2010 12:11:43 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 59 replies
    WPBF West Palm Beach ^ | September 15, 2010
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- When Stephen Carroll got a ticket in June for not wearing his seat belt, he was not pleased. He started buckling up -- not because he was a believer, but because he didn't want another $130 citation. Then, three weeks later, something life-altering happened. "Forty years of driving, (I've) never been in a car accident," Carroll said. But less than a mile from his home, his van was plowed into by a driver who ran a stop sign. The van completely overturned and then landed on its wheels. Carroll knows his seat belt made all...
  • EMBRACE THIS ... UK SEATBELT CAMPAIGN ... (With Love to my FReeper FRiend)

    06/15/2010 9:46:16 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 9 replies · 235+ views
    EMBRACE LIFE – ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT This is a home grown "wear your seatbelt" video made by a UK Dad. The UK adopted it for their seatbelt campaign and it has gone viral. It made me cry as I thought of how God's arms surround me when I'm in danger. This beautiful video is dedicated to my Freep Peeps because when I the world is crashing in, you surround me too.
  • 'You pulled us out of a funeral procession'(WA)

    08/12/2009 7:58:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 110 replies · 3,109+ views ^ | 11 August, 2009 | komostaff
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- When Donald Ross's sister passed, more than 100 people attended her funeral mass in Spokane. The burial was scheduled for a nearby cemetery, but Ross and his family only made it a quarter of a mile when flashing lights forced them to the side of the road. "Harold, his (my husband's) brother, said, 'You pulled us out of a funeral procession,'" said wife Shirley Ross. But the deputy kept them there, writing up five citations because the driver and the passengers were not wearing a seat belts. And the sheriff's department says he had every right. "We're...
  • Click it or Ticket is "Soft Tyranny" and "Nanny State-ism"

    06/01/2009 3:15:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 29 replies · 1,484+ views ^ | September 10, 2003 | Walter E Williams
    Imagine you're having a backyard barbeque. A cop walks in and announces, "This is a random health and safety check to see whether you've removed the skin from the chicken before you served it." Though delicious in taste, we all know that chicken skin contains considerable unhealthy fat. If you're caught serving chicken skin, the cop gets your ID and issues you a $50 ticket. If something like this were to occur, most Americans -- I hope -- would see such an action as ludicrous, offensive and a gross violation of our liberties. But not so fast. Let's think about...
  • Seat belt saves choking Oregon driver

    08/17/2007 6:53:42 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 3 replies · 250+ views
    seattletimes ^ | 08/16/07 | AP
    EUGENE, Ore. — A seat belt saved a driver, police say, but not in the usual way. Steven Earp, 48, was eating a fast-food sandwich Wednesday morning, said police Sgt. Doug Mozan. Earp choked and blacked out. His 1997 Honda sedan hit a parked car. After the wreck, Earp came to. Mozan attributed his revival to a "seat-belt-induced Heimlich maneuver."
  • Seat Belts Key to Survival in Bridge Collapse

    08/03/2007 9:11:41 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 62 replies · 741+ views
    ABCNews ^ | Aug. 2, 2007 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Plunging 60 feet off a bridge in a car sounds like a sure death sentence, but survival experts say people can and do walk away from such a calamity, for a simple reason: They were wearing their seat belts. "The people who got out without a scratch absolutely had their seat belts on," says Brian Brawdy, survival expert and a former New York City police officer. "If you're knocked unconscious because you weren't wearing your seat belt, you won't be swimming to the surface." Kimberly Brown, who survived the bridge collapse, told "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts that had she...
  • Father Attacks Driver After Crash Injures Daughter

    04/22/2007 6:53:42 AM PDT · by NCjim · 15 replies · 604+ views
    WRAL ^ | April 21, 2007
    Wilsons Mills — Authorities in Johnston County could charge a father in a crash that injured his 9-year-old daughter — not because he caused the crash, but because he allegedly beat up the driver who did. Police in Wilsons Mills said the driver ran a red light along U.S. Highway 70 and collided with another vehicle in which the girl was a passenger. She was thrown out of the vehicle and critically injured. Police said the girl’s father left his vehicle and attacked the driver who hit them. The driver was taken to an area hospital for injuries he sustained...
  • State police probe allegation against trooper who drove Corzine

    04/21/2007 2:33:49 PM PDT · by jdm · 37 replies · 1,249+ views
    AP ^ | April 21, 2007
    State Police are investigating whether a trooper was communicating with a girlfriend's estranged husband while driving Gov. Jon S. Corzine on the night of a crash that left the governor seriously injured, according to a published report. Davy Jones, president of the State Troopers Fraternal Association, told The Star-Ledger of Newark that investigators want to know if trooper Robert Rasinski was communicating with the man, either on his phone or with mobile e-mail, while he was driving Corzine, or just before. State Police Superintendent Rick Fuentes confirmed in a statement to The Star-Ledger that the department was "in receipt of...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Corzine still critical, on ventilator

    04/20/2007 12:00:47 PM PDT · by Omega Man II · 157 replies · 3,671+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Corzine still critical, on ventilator By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press Posted Friday, April 20, 2007 at 2:08 pm CAMDEN — Though top staffers hoped early on that Gov. Jon S. Corzine would be back on the job about a week after a car crash on the Garden State Parkway, it's become clear there are no quick fixes for the governor's injuries. He remained on a ventilator and in critical but stable condition today, more than a week after badly hurting his leg and chest. The last major medical milestone came Monday, when doctors performed the third and final...
  • Driver In Corzine Crash Not Expected To Be Charged (red pickup driver)

    04/14/2007 11:09:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 97 replies · 3,124+ views
    myfoxny ^ | 2007, 1:01 AM EDT | WAYNE PARRY
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- State Police have declined to charge the 20-year-old driver of a pickup truck for leaving the scene of a crash that critically injured Gov. Jon Corzine this week after the man told investigators he was trying to make room for the governor's motorcade. However, authorities left open the possibility the driver could face other charges in the coming days, saying the investigation is not complete. State Police still want to interview Corzine, who remained on a ventilator Saturday, unable to speak. Surgery on the governor's injured leg was successful Saturday, and another operation was planned for...
  • Driver of red pickup interviewed, won't be charged

    04/14/2007 11:52:26 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 47 replies · 1,917+ views
    NJ Ledger ^ | April 14, 2007 | NJ Ledger
    State Police say they have interviewed the driver of the red pickup truck whose sudden maneuver on the Garden State Parkway was believed to have led to the crash of Gov. Jon Corzine's SUV on Thursday night. He has not been charged. Superintendent Rick Fuentes issued a statement saying the driver indicated he was unaware of the accident. The driver's identity was not released because there are no charges against him. He is described as a 20-year-old Atlantic County resident and an employee of an Atlantic City casino.
  • Aides: Corzine Not Wearing Seat Belt ~ in violation of NJ Law....

    04/13/2007 2:11:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 111 replies · 2,892+ views
    6ABC ^ | April 13, 2007 | AP
    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - April 13, 2007 - Gov. Jon S. Corzine was apparently not wearing his seat belt as required by law when his official SUV crashed into a guard rail, leaving the governor hospitalized in critical condition, two spokesmen said Friday. A state trooper was at the wheel and the governor was sitting as usual in the front passenger seat when the SUV slammed into a guard rail Thursday night, authorities said. Corzine broke a leg, his breastbone, 12 ribs and a vertebra. Corzine, 60, was sedated and on a breathing tube, and a doctor who helped treat...
  • Click it or ticket

    05/31/2006 9:42:50 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 669 replies · 6,209+ views
    townhall ^ | 5/24/06 | Walter WIlliams
    Virginia's secretary of transportation sent out a letter announcing the state's annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign May 22 through June 4. I responded to the secretary of transportation with my own letter that in part reads: "Mr. Secretary: This is an example of the disgusting abuse of state power. Each of us owns himself, and it follows that we should have the liberty to take risks with our own lives but not that of others. That means it's a legitimate use of state power to mandate that cars have working brakes because if my car has poorly functioning brakes,...
  • Judge Throws Out Laminated Glass Claim

    05/08/2006 1:27:16 PM PDT · by naturalized · 15 replies · 1,419+ views
    Automotive News ^ | May 8, 2006 | Lindsay Chappel
    General Motors has won the first round of a consumer lawsuit that could set a precedent for other automakers in similar suits pending in several states. A U.S. District Court judge in Dallas has dismissed a suit in which the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe alleged that GM had been negligent in using tempered glass in its side windows rather than laminated glass.
  • Seat Belt Violators Caught By Cops Wearing Night Vision Goggles

    06/02/2005 8:20:41 AM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 197 replies · 4,598+ views
    WJLA TV (Washington, DC) ^ | Thursday June 02, 2005
    <p>Rockville, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police are using a military tool in the battle against seat belt violators.</p> <p>They're using night vision goggles to find people who don't buckle up after dark. Police say 40 percent of drivers don't use their seat belts at night, making the roads much more dangerous after sunset. Police in Maryland are among 13,000 agencies nationwide that are now using the goggles.</p>
  • Night Vision Tickets

    06/02/2005 4:36:19 AM PDT · by TrailofTears · 70 replies · 1,527+ views
    Wmal morning news ^ | june 2, 2005 | wmal
    MD State Police are using "night vision goggles" to go after seat belt violators.
  • Night-Vision Goggles Help Seatbelt Campaign

    06/02/2005 1:36:19 PM PDT · by ZinGirl · 22 replies · 646+ views
    WBAL online ^ | June 2, 2005
    Night-Vision Goggles Help Seatbelt Campaign POSTED: 12:36 pm EDT June 2, 2005 ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The "Click It or Ticket" campaign is getting some high-tech help in suburban Washington. Maryland State Police are using a military tool to make sure drivers buckle up. Officers had night vision goggles on Rockville Pike outside the nation's capital last night to look inside darkened cars. Police said they can see from a distance whether drivers have their seat belts fastened. *snip* Maryland authorities said they issued 111 citations Wednesday night as part of the campaign.
  • Police buckle down on seat belt scofflaws (Illinois)

    05/24/2005 5:40:38 AM PDT · by tahiti · 37 replies · 1,026+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch vai ^ | May 23, 2005 | Georgina Gustin
    On Monday, the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation announced the start of their largest-ever enforcement campaign, which will target unrestrained motorists in more than 3,000 "enforcement zones" set up statewide.
  • Seat belt creep: Big Brother is still watching NH

    05/24/2005 4:04:30 AM PDT · by NH Red · 32 replies · 807+ views
    NASHUA POLICE to conduct seat belt checkpoints" was a small headline in our state edition one day last week, but it caught our eye nonetheless. The story said checkpoints would begin today and are an effort to improve "compliance with state seat belt laws." New Hampshire's law covers minors only, ours being the last state in the union that believes adults ought to be able to make their own decisions about buckling up. So we will be interested to see just how intrusive the police are in administering their "checkpoints." The New Hampshire Police Chiefs Association tried again this year...
  • (Missouri Senate) Primary seat belt enforcement

    03/16/2005 10:42:31 AM PST · by tahiti · 4 replies · 439+ views
    State of Missouri Web Site ^ | March 16, 2005 | MO State Sen. Doaln
    Current Bill Summary SCS/SBs 221, 250 & 256 - This act makes modifies several provisions relating to the operation of motor vehicles. SEAT BELTS/BOOSTER SEATS - This act permits a law enforcement officer to enforce the seat belt law if the violation is clearly visible to the officer without stopping the vehicle. The act provides noncompliance with the seat belt law shall not constitute probable cause for a search of the driver, passenger, or vehicle (Section 307.178).
  • Ford Ordered to Pay $31 Million in Rollover Case (Because Glass Breaks in Rollover)

    03/03/2005 7:56:48 AM PST · by naturalized · 137 replies · 3,265+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2005 | Reuters
    A Texas jury has found Ford Motor Co. liable for a rollover accident involving a Ford Explorer in another legal setback for the manufacturer of America's most popular sport utility vehicle. On Tuesday, the jury in Zavala County District Court ordered Ford to pay $31 million in compensatory damages in the case, Ford spokeswoman Kathleen Vokes said.
  • Click it (incorrectly) and ticket it

    07/18/2004 12:16:52 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 108 replies · 2,205+ views
    News & Observer ^ | 07/04/04 | AC Snow
    Another Triangle woman tells of being stopped by two Raleigh police officers, one apparently in training, who contended she wasn't wearing her seatbelt. Shown it was fastened, the officers retired to patrol car for a conference before returning 10 minutes later. One handed her a $75 citation because, he said, the shoulder belt was "too loose".
  • Seat belt yanking method of super nova creation (just to keep things in perspective)

    10/05/2003 5:49:27 PM PDT · by ancientart · 10 replies · 256+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 5, 2003 | Donna Marmorstein
    Far, far from Earth, two galaxies collide, spewing out gas and dust particles in waves that expand at 200,000 mph. A shimmering, iridescent blue ring circles one galaxy, and a blue puff of light blazes below the other, deep in the Sculptor constellation. These galaxies glow and spin, mammoth clusters of energy, 500 million light-years from Earth. The Andromeda galaxy, 2 million light-years away, sparkles purple and yellow in a glowing glob. One of the coolest places in this galaxy bubbles at a million degrees Celsius. Its central black hole swallows millions of suns, and it still rumbles in hunger....
  • Click it or ticket

    09/10/2003 10:47:31 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 161+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2003 | By Walter Williams
    <p>Imagine you're having a backyard barbeque. A cop walks in and announces, "This is a random health and safety check to see whether you've removed the skin from the chicken before you served it." Though delicious, we all know chicken skin contains considerable unhealthy fat. If you're caught serving chicken skin, the cop gets your ID and issues you a $50 ticket.</p>
  • 'Click it or ticket': Walter Williams warns health, safety used to justify attacks on liberty

    09/10/2003 6:55:04 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 119 replies · 420+ views ^ | Wednesday, September 10, 2003 | Walter Williams
    Imagine you're having a backyard barbeque. A cop walks in and announces, "This is a random health and safety check to see whether you've removed the skin from the chicken before you served it." Though delicious in taste, we all know that chicken skin contains considerable unhealthy fat. If you're caught serving chicken skin, the cop gets your ID and issues you a $50 ticket. If something like this were to occur, most Americans – I hope – would see such an action as ludicrous, offensive and a gross violation of our liberties. But not so fast. Let's think about...
  • Washington State Judge Rules Seat Belt Law Unconstitutional

    05/22/2003 1:25:58 AM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 12 replies · 1,143+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | May 22, 2003 | The Associated Press
    Skagit County judge refuses to enforce seat belt law MOUNT VERNON -- A Skagit County Superior Court judge has refused to enforce the state's seat belt law, finding it too vague. That decision also led the judge to dismiss drug and weapons charges filed in the same case. Judge Susan Cook ruled that the seat belt law is unconstitutionally vague because it refers to federal safety standards regarding which vehicles must be equipped with seat belts. "This statute fails to inform the average citizen of the location or legal citation of the federal standard it adopts," she wrote in a...

    05/21/2003 10:42:54 AM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 79 replies · 1,243+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | May 20, 2003 | eagle has landed
    This must be stopped, the police would be able to pull over anyone any age not wearing a seatbelt. Pay at least a $75 fine, huge tax. Violation of civil liberties. It has been sent to the Governor but not by a veto proof majority in the Senate.
  • Group Wants to Unbuckle Part of State's Seat-Belt Law

    02/12/2003 8:58:50 PM PST · by A44MAGNUT · 15 replies · 551+ views
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | February 8, 2003 | Leah Beth Ward
    Police should not be able to stop and ticket motorists solely because they aren't wearing a seat belt, a new initiative group says. The Washington Seatbelt Coalition will begin gathering signatures next week to put a portion of the state's seat-belt law on the ballot. The group wants to undo the state Legislature's decision last year allowing police to stop and cite motorists who aren't buckled up even if they're not suspected of any other violation. Before June 2002, failure to wear a seat belt was a secondary infraction. That meant police could cite motorists for the seat-belt violation only...
  • Grandma 'destroyed' by child's death (airbag kills kid)

    11/18/2002 9:12:11 AM PST · by Gun142 · 121 replies · 886+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 11/18/02 | Stephen Hudak
    Grandma 'destroyed' by child's death 11/18/02Stephen HudakPlain Dealer Reporter Eaton Township- The few times she rode in the front seat, 5-year-old Adrianna Cortimilia felt like a big girl, her father said. The last time, it killed her. Adrianna, a kindergarten student at Grafton Primary School, died Friday from head injuries apparently caused by an air bag that inflated during an accident a day earlier in a parking lot in Lorain. A city spokesman said an accident report was not available yesterday. Adrianna and her 3-year-old brother, Wesley, were in a van driven by their maternal grandmother, Betty Stull, when it...
  • Return of the King's General Warrants (seat belt laws)

    06/21/2002 3:29:57 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 87 replies · 1,255+ views ^ | 6/21/02 | W. Holdorf
    In colonial America, one of the sparks that lit the flame of liberty was the dreaded "Writs of Assistance," more commonly referred to as the king’s "general warrants." Such general warrants were a declaration issued by the Crown that allowed the king’s soldiers to search for smuggled goods in any suspected house or premises, day or night, without giving notice or warning. In 1761, James Otis, a Boston, Massachusetts lawyer, who was advocate general of the Boston vice-admiralty court, was asked to defend the general warrants. Mr. Otis refused since he believed such warrants were a violation of a person’s...