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47-12-417.


47-12-417.
   
   A. Every operator and front seat passenger of a passenger car operated
   in this state shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety seat
   belt system, required to be installed in the motor vehicle when
   manufactured pursuant to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
   For the purposes of this section, "passenger car" shall mean "vehicle"
   as defined in Section 1102 of this title, except that "passenger car"
   shall not include trucks, truck-tractors, recreational vehicles,
   motorcycles, motorized bicycles or vehicles used primarily for farm
   use and licensed pursuant to the provisions of Section 1134 of this
   title.
   
   B. This section shall not apply to an operator or passenger of a
   passenger car in which the operator or passenger possesses a written
   verification from a physician licensed in this state that he is unable
   to wear a safety seat belt system for medical reasons. Provided, the
   issuance of such verification by a physician, in good faith, shall not
   give rise to, nor shall such physician thereby incur, any liability
   whatsoever in damages or otherwise, to any person injured by reason of
   such failure to wear a safety seat belt system.
   
   C. This section shall not apply to an operator of a motor vehicle who
   is a route carrier of the U.S. Postal Service.
   
   D. The Department of Public Safety shall not record or assess points
   for violations of this section on any license holder's traffic record
   maintained by the Department.
   
   E. Fine and court costs for violating the provisions of this section
   shall not exceed Twenty Dollars ($20.00).
   

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