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Who gets ticketed if a passenger fails to wear his/her seatbelt?
I'm particularly interested in what the New York vehicle and traffic code says about this, but I'm also curious about how other states treat seatbelt usage. So far I've seen different opinions on the web - some people say the driver is held responsible for everyone using their seatbelts, and I've seen others claim that each occupant is held responsible for his own seatbelt. I'm already pretty sure that the driver is held responsible everywhere in the U.S. if his passengers are minors, so I'm referring to a scenario where only adults are present in the vehicle. And what if, let's say, the unbelted passenger is a physically or mentally disabled adult who is unable/unwilling to belt himself in or ask for help doing so?



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2008-10-05 23:02:37 +0000
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if the person is under 16 you / the driver gets ticketed but if the passsanger is over 16 then that person gets ticketed

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2008-10-05 23:09:15 +0000
In my state the driver gets ticketed no matter what. If the passenger is 16 or older then they are ticketed as well. A driver should always make sure their passenger is buckled in. If they refuse, make them walk.

Forgot to mention I am from Missouri

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2008-10-06 00:17:49 +0000
It is both in Ohio. My husband and I got pulled over once in an old Jeep cherokee we had a few years ago. I normally always wear a seatbelt, but the pasenger belt was no longer clicking the buckle in for some reason, it would just slip back out.

We got pulled over, and he asked for my drivers license, which I didnt have on me. The officer was pretty nice, explaining his concern about people not wearing them, and said that he could have ticketed my husband. He decided to let us off with a warning, as long as I continued to ride in the backseat.

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2008-10-07 11:23:28 +0000
In North Carolina the adult passenger gets the citations for not wearing their seatbelt. There is an allowance in the law that states that a doctor may write a person with a medical problem a note and they would be exempt from the seatbelt law. It would not stop the Officer from pulling them over (since we can't read minds) but it would save them from a citation. That would probably encompass someone with a psychological issue.

Drivers get seatbelt citations for not wearing their belts and for underage passengers not being properly restrained.

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2008-10-05 23:54:39 +0000
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In CA the officer can site both the driver and the passenger. The driver is responsible for everyone in the car. The driver is also obligated to stop the vehile as required for passenger safety. When you get into car accident the body mass of even a small child has enough force to kill someone. So an unbelted person poses a real danger to everyone.

Me personally, I Once had to tell a 20 year sherriff veteran to buckle up. He was peeved to say the least (I was 22 at the time). He refused. I refused to turn the car on. Mr. Veteran Sherriff, got miffed and explained that he didn't need me (a young woman) telling him to buckle up as he had been to plenty of wrecks in his career." (Uh.. find the logic there if you can). All it took to convince him to comply was my young impertinant self responding: "Well, if you've been a sherrif that long, you know what your body can do to injure everyone else in this car if I get into an accident. I personally do not want to be crushed to death by YOU if I get into an accident. So you have a choice: buckle up, we can wait here until you do, or you can get out of the car and walk." He buckled up and shut up.

If the disabled person is unable to belt themselves or cannot ask they are not competent to make their own decisions. You therefore have a responsibility to check all seatbelts of minors or incompetent persons in the car, If the disabled person is too large to be belted they need to be transported in a different vehicle (I have had this problem before with disabled people). If they are unwilling to belt in then it is time for some tough love, a bus pass, or safety restraints as they are a danger to themselves and others.

If a passenger is willing to force me into a situation where I could get fined or charged with a crime (manslaughter), screw them. They clearly want to be right more than they want me to drive them somewhere. So they can be right and also walk or take a bus, or whatever. If I'm bearing the risk, then my rules apply regardless of who the polie are allowed to cite.

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2008-10-06 02:21:40 +0000
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The driver is responsible for the actions of passengers in his vehicle. Usually it is the driver that gets the ticket, and he will be cited for each passenger that isn't wearing seatbelts.

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2008-10-05 23:01:35 +0000
The driver is ultimately responsible for any actions of the passengers of the vehicle. As to who would receive the citation depends on current laws where the offense occurred. Most of the time it will be the driver, some places will cite the passenger, others both could be cited.

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2008-10-05 22:56:24 +0000
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