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House Speaker David Ralston likewise seemed to like the idea of seat belts without endorsing legislation at his own press conference last Thursday.
“I have not seen that report,” the speaker said. “I would want to see what the data says in terms of the benefit from that.”
Still, Ralston said he's no Tom Murphy – the former House speaker who staunchly opposed seat belt legislation. Ralston noted that in 2010 he allowed a vote on the bill that eliminated a seat belt exemption for pickup trucks.
“We’ll look at it,” Ralston said of the latest proposal. “Whatever we can do at the end of the day to make driving safer for Georgians is something we have to do.”
You can learn more about the seat belt issue here.