The current seatbelt law makes a criminal of drivers forgeting to wear one.  We all know wearing a seatbelt is sensible, but a driver not wearing one does not endanger anybody but himself.  It's hardly comparable to weilding an axe say in a public place. Freedom of choice is equally important.  It seems very wrong to make drivers criminals for such a trivial omission.

Why is this idea important?

Many elderly people have difficulty actually turning to reach for the seatbelt, and with advancing years find them uncomfortable.  They are quite competent drivers and rely more on their private transport with advancing years. Seat belt wearing should be a personal choice for drivers.

There are too many trivial offences for the police to monitor and inability enforcing them all makes a mockery of the law.

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