Barbour scheduled to sign seat belt bill

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Governor Haley Barbour has scheduled a signing ceremony today for the primary safety-belt bill.

The bill would allow law enforcement to pull a driver over for not wearing a seat belt and issue a $25 fine.

Under current law, drivers can be issued a ticket for a seat-belt violation only if they are first pulled over for another offense.

The new law would apply solely to front-seat passengers and all children under eight years old. It would go into effect May 27th.

Barbour will sign the bill during a ceremony at the Capitol.

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