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N.J. poised to strengthen state seat belt laws
By The Associated Press
January 17, 2010, 5:02PM
TRENTON — Safety advocates have long pushed for New Jersey to tighten its seat belt law by extending the requirement to everyone who rides in a vehicle.
And although Gov. Jon Corzine — who was almost killed in a crash in which he wasn't buckled up — is expected to soon sign legislation that would meet advocates' goal, some of them wish the measure had not been revised before being overwhelmingly passed in the Assembly and Senate this month.
State law now mandates that anyone riding in a vehicle use seat belts — except adults riding in rear seats. The measure now at Corzine's desk would remove that exemption, but it would only be a secondary offense, meaning...Click link to read the whole story.