Doctors and cops: Don't loosen Maine's seat belt law
"I think it is absolutely critical for you to understand the economic consequences" of failing to buckle up, one doctor said
By Kevin Miller
Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA — Lawmakers heard lengthy testimony Tuesday on a bill that would loosen Maine's seat belt law by prohibiting police from stopping drivers whose only violation was failing to buckle up.
The bill, LD 64, would revert the law to the days when drivers and passengers could receive a ticket for failing to wear a seat belt only after police pulled the vehicle over for another offense.