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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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