Archive for Monday, August 9, 2010

U.S. highway official to present $11.2 million to Kansas for adopting seat-belt law

August 9, 2010


— Kansas will receive an $11.2 million check from the federal government for adopting a primary seat belt law.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Secretary Ronald Medford will present the check to Gov. Mark Parkinson on Tuesday.

The seat belt measure was approved by the state Legislature earlier this year and signed into law by Parkinson.

The law requires that every occupant in a car must wear a safety belt and allows law enforcement to stop a car for a violation by anyone in the front seat and by anyone under the age of 18.


Mr_B9 7 years, 7 months ago

Every state feeds at the trough of the federal government for one reason or another. MOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! It's called blackmail.......PERIOD!!!!!

sad_lawrencian 7 years, 7 months ago

This is an example of government overreaching its boundaries. In effect they only passed the stupid seatbelt law to appease the feds and get money. Makes me sad to think about.

Tandava 7 years, 7 months ago

Now that we have the money, let's rescind the seat belt law.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.