City council passes change to seat belt ordinance


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Mo., City Council passed an amendment Thursday that allows Kansas City, Mo., police to pull you over and ticket you for not wearing a seat belt and not need a secondary violation, such as speeding.

The ordinance will go into effect on April 28, however Councilman John Sharp said police will initially just be issuing warnings. Sharp did not have a timetable on how long that would happen before officers would start issuing tickets.

Police said nearly 70 percent of the people who died in Kansas City, Mo., car crashes last year were not wearing a seat belt.

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