A state Senate committee continues to examine the effectiveness of Georgia’s seat belt law, which requires drivers and front-seat passengers – but not adults in the back seat – to be buckled up.
On Tuesday the committee held its second meeting, hearing testimony from law enforcement and insurance industry representatives. They supported legislation to require everyone in a vehicle to wear seat belts. But it’s far from clear that’s what the committee will recommend – or whether such legislation would pass the General Assembly.
Safety advocates say such a law would save lives. But many Georgians resist what they see as burdensome regulation.
Which leads us to ask: Do you wear seat belts – always, sometimes or never? Would you support a law requiring everyone to strap in? Is that common sense or an example of big-government overreach?
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