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Some still want pick up truck drivers to wear seatbelts

February 14, 2007

Albany - - There's another push to make seatbelts mandatory in pickup trucks in Georgia. 

It's a divisive issue, some believe pickup truck drivers should be required to wear seatbelt like everyone else. Others say they shouldn't have to. Law enforcement officers say the law is outdated.  

"When it first came into effect, it was exempt for farmers that were on their private property that were getting in and out of their vehicle. But how many people drive trucks that don't work on farms? They're out here everyday. Also how many teenagers and young adults in the state of Georgia bought trucks instead of cars to drive?" says Lt. Tom Jackson.

Georgia and Indiana are the only two states that currently allow the seat belt exemption.

Last year, a similar measure passed a House committee but never made it to the floor for a vote.

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