State House passes bill requiring use of seat belts
JACKSON – All passengers, both those in the front seat and back seat, would have to wear seat belts under legislation that passed the Mississippi House Monday afternoon by an 88-29 margin.
Rep. Steve Massengill, R-Hickory Flat, amended a Senate bill that would have required those under age 18 who are backseat passengers to wear seat belts instead to require all passengers, regardless of age, to do so.
Current law states that occupants of the front seat, both the driver and passenger, must wear seat belts.
Posted March 7, 2017 - 2:33 am