Lawmakers have sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would require all passengers, front seat and back seat, to buckle up. Senate Bill 2724 would add the backseat to Mississippi’s current law, that anyone in the front seat must be wearing a seat belt.
The bill comes after two teens were killed in a wreck back in November. Neither of them were wearing a seat belt in the back of a pickup truck, when an accident happened.
Under the new law the driver could be fined $25 for every unbelted passenger in a vehicle.
The bill was approved with no debate and only 17 votes against it. It now heads to Gov. Bryant to either be vetoed or approved.