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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.