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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Seatbelts and Smokes

In Wisconsin, you have to wear a seatbelt. That's the law.

But the cops don't pull you over just for not wearing one. It's not a "primary enforcement" offense.

Wisconsin could reap a federal windfall of about $15 million - and maybe up to $20 million - if state law is changed by July 1 to let officers stop vehicles when they suspect drivers or passengers aren't wearing seat belts.
In related news, Kenosha is considering a smoking ban in all workplaces, including bars.

Don't do it, Kenosha! Wait until there's federal money attached!