Illinois To Increase Fine For Child Seat Belt Law

It seems unbelievable to me that children are still left unbelted. Apparently it is still a problem in Illinois as Governor Quinn is set to sign a bill that would increase the fines for these violations.

According to the Chicago Tribune,  Illinois drivers would be fined $75 for not properly securing children eight years and younger, up from $50. Subsequent offenses would carry a $200 fine.

First-time offenders could have the fine waived if they complete a training course on the proper installation and use of safety seats.

“The idea is to encourage education about proper use,” said Grant Klinzman, a spokesman for Quinn’s office.

I guess this is necessary or the legislature would not be taking this preventative.  Of course, this blogger recommends everyone wear a seat belt, despite your age.

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