What can others do to help teenagers in Georgia?
Georgia was the only state in the U.S., that did not have a law mandating seat belts for pickup trucks.
THIS YEAR(2010)the law finally passed requiring seat belts for pickup trucks! It went into effect on June 3rd, 2010.(My son died June 3rd, 2006) I feel it was an acto of God that they were on the same date of year.
Reasons we needed this law were:
• Forty-one percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were Rural or Small-town residents traveling on rural roads.
• Many male teen drivers, especially those that live in rural areas, drive pickup trucks. They may have grown up watching their mother wearing a seatbelt in the car since that is required by law but many males (fathers) in rural areas drive pickup trucks and therefore, are not required to buckle up. Who do you think the son is going to mimic?
• We are no longer the only state in the nation that did not require it.
NOW we have to remind teenagers to buckle up always, and remind parents and adults that IT IS A LAW.
Seat belt use
*Parents allow the law enforcement agencies to give citations. (Don't go and try to get it taken care of or pay the fine yourself)
*Law enforcement please increase observation for non-compliance, and ticket accordingly.