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ReddevilNO
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:29:21 AM

With me I say put it on, or you don't ride with me. What about you?
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Moe86
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 9:41:06 PM

Yes.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 8:17:43 AM

Exactly
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 12:53:43 AM

Front seats
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 5:45:59 PM

I was not able to answer my own questions regarding South Carolina's seat belt law and after seeing DasAuto92's response decided to learn what are the facts.

In SC, not using a seatbelt is a primary offense and does not require a Law Enforcement Officer to have another reason to issue a citation. To capsulate what the law states, I found an article which answers my questions. The fine in SC is $25 not to exceed $50 per incident (incident is defined as more than one citation). The driver of the vehicle is responsible for passengers 17 years of age or younger, but not if the individual has a valid driver's license. It is not recorded on SCDMV's records and does not impose court costs or other expenses. Each person over 17 years of age is subject to a fine of $25. Here is the Q & A article:

South Carolina's Seat Belt Law - FAQs

It appears that Montreal's laws are far more severe than those of South Carolina.
CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 3:40:49 PM

No

sometimes i don't even use the belts
DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 3:38:53 PM

The following is the fine pertaining to seat belts in Quebec Canada

What the Legislation Says

Seat belts are internationally recognized for offering the best possible protection to vehicle occupants. That is why all motorists have been required to wear a seat belt since 1976.
Under the Highway Safety Code, every person must wear, properly fastened, the seat belt with which his or her seat is equipped. Children whose sitting height is less than 63 cm (measured from the buttocks to the top of the head) must be restrained in a safety seat suitable for the child's weight and height.
Offenders are liable to a fine of $115 to $154 and three demerit points.
Drivers are responsible for making sure that passengers under the age of 14 fasten their seat belts. Drivers who fail to do so will have to pay the fine and have demerit points entered on their record.
Passengers age 14 and older will be fined and have demerit points entered on their record if they do not buckle up.
fatfed
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 9:44:07 AM

yes
medic6133
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 9:43:16 AM

Yes, for their safety as well as mine.
EdPG
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 9:40:52 AM

Yes
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 9:25:41 AM

Hi Das. I, like you, thought the word "demand" was a bit harsh or dictatorial as you state, but I do have a question which I thought to ask when I responded.

In some states it is the driver of the vehicle who receives the ticket, not the offending passenger(s). That would make recovering your money difficult, if they were not friends or family members. It may terminate friendships or put up a "wall" with family members also. Even if the fine were paid by the offender and the relationships retained, the offense may still be recorded on your driving record.

A good question to add to this topic by ReddeviNO would be who exactly gets the ticket and the fine if a passenger is at fault? Another question is how much is the fine?

Take care :-). MGY
jessjames
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 9:01:18 AM

Yes
toms1120
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 8:51:50 AM

Yes
LauraLea5
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:45:34 AM

Yes
jessjames
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:35:04 AM

Yes
wamster
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:16:20 AM

Yes.
streetcars
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 12:46:18 AM

yup
DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 12:16:30 AM

I am not a dictator, therefore i do not demand as you do. Riders in my car(s) are aware of the consequences if they do not buckle up.A hefty fine if caught by the Police.So its click,click, before the key is in the ignition.
noblegiant
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:43:10 PM

No
sagnat
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 8:34:48 PM

Same here, everyone belts in.
14smoke
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:38:55 PM

Yes I do, my car, my rules. What they do in their own car is their own business, in my car, you wear your seatbelt, or you don't ride.

They may not demand it in their own cars, but, when I'm riding with someone else, I make sure to put one on as well.
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 6:12:51 PM

not really
v8gazguzler
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 5:09:45 PM

yes
STEVE853
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 4:48:56 PM

no
OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 4:36:07 PM

Yes
contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 12:16:10 PM

Yes whenever possible................
Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 12:07:18 PM

Most of the time
psm80134
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 11:40:30 AM

Yes.
Carusle
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 11:30:15 AM

always
diesel8888
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:53:53 AM

Yes
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:42:56 AM

Yes, it is a "primary offense" law in South Carolina. Law Enforcement Officers do not have to have some other reason (e.g. a burned out brake light) to pull you over. This applies to all occupants in a vehicle in any seat location (e.g. front, rear, etc.).
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:28:52 AM

Simple answer -- "it's the law, click it - or ticket"
wrmedic
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:19:29 AM

If they are in my vehicle they will be wearing seatbelts!!
hornet17
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:17:51 AM

it's not a question for those who ride with me, they always bucket up on their own... if for some reason they did not, I would ask.
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:07:01 AM

Yes
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:51:02 AM

They all do.
10261970
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:43:01 AM

Yes.
jimmy544
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:37:06 AM

I insist on it. My family started using seat belts in the 1950s when you had to install your own.
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:29:13 AM

My family always wears their belts. Any other adult, can make their own decision.
tagorgia
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 8:42:46 AM

yes, absolutely!
jessjames
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 8:13:18 AM

Yes
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:42:42 AM

We don't have a problem with that and we make our teenage grandchildren buckle up as well. I was involved in a bad accident last year and the seat belt saved my life.
sandy40
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:40:35 AM

Yes I do.
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