July 20, 2024

WASHINGTON — If you’re not wearing a selt belt when you drive, there’s a good chance you’ll get pulled over and get a ticket. But there’s a good chance you could probably make a citizens arrest of your own. A federal safety study reveals that many police officers who are writing those tickets don’t wear seat belts when they are behind the wheel and on the job. ABC News reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says close to half, 42 per cent, of police officers killed in car crashes over the past 30 years were not wearing seat belts. Some cops told the NHTSA that seat belts slow them down or get tangled in their gear. And the report says, seat belt use by police is on the decline.
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m.

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