Mr. Weigand is pushing the plain meaning of the Kansas seat belt statute close right to the edge:Paul Weigand buckles up long before getting behind the wheel. "It's the law, you have to wear a seat belt and I don't want to forget to put it on, so I just wear it all the time," Weigand said.
That's right, he regularly wears a special made seat belt that doesn't do much more than sit on his waist. "I just don't like wearing a seat belt and I don't think I should have to."Police disagree. He was pulled over recently and although he says the cops thought his seat belt was amusing, they still wrote him a ticket. "No where in the ordinance does it say it has to be attached to the vehicle. So I'm testing the law," he said.
[E]ach front seat occupant of a passenger car manufactured with safety belts in compliance with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, who is 18 years of age or older, shall have a safety belt properly fastened about such person's body at all times when the passenger car is in motion.
But his case raises an interesting question: What if a driver used a reputable aftermarket seat belt which a police officer didn't recognize or like?
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