History: L. 1986, ch. 35, § 1; July 1.
History: L. 1986, ch. 35, § 2; L. 2005, ch. 175, § 2; L. 2007, ch. 140, § 10; July 1.
(b) Each occupant of a passenger car manufactured with safety belts in compliance with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, who is at least 14 years of age but less than 18 years of age, shall have a safety belt properly fastened about such person's body at all times when the passenger car is in motion.
(c) This section does not apply to:
(1) An occupant of a passenger car who possesses a written statement from a licensed physician that such person is unable for medical reasons to wear a safety belt system;
(2) carriers of United States mail while actually engaged in delivery and collection of mail along their specified routes;
(3) newspaper delivery persons while actually engaged in delivery of newspapers along their specified routes; or
(4) an occupant of a passenger car required to be protected by a safety restraining system under the child passenger safety act.
(d) The secretary of transportation shall initiate an educational program designed to encourage compliance with the safety belt usage provisions of this act.
(e) The secretary shall evaluate the effectiveness of this act and shall include a report of its findings in the annual evaluation report on its highway safety plan that it submits under 23 U.S.C. 402.
(f) Law enforcement officers shall not stop drivers for violations of subsection (a) in the absence of another violation of law. A citation for violation of subsection (a) shall not be issued without citing the violation that initially caused the officer to effect the enforcement stop.
History: L. 1986, ch. 35, § 3; L. 1989, ch. 40, § 4; L. 2007, ch. 140, § 11; July 1.
(2) persons violating subsection (a) of K.S.A. 8-2503, and amendments thereto, shall be fined $30 including court costs; and
(3) from and after January 1, 2008, persons violating subsection (b) of K.S.A. 8-2503, and amendments thereto, shall be fined $60 including court costs.
(b) No court shall report violation of this act to the department of revenue.
(c) Evidence of failure of any person to use a safety belt shall not be admissible in any action for the purpose of determining any aspect of comparative negligence or mitigation of damages.
History: L. 1986, ch. 35, § 4; L. 2007, ch. 140, § 12; July 1.
History: L. 1986, ch. 35, § 5; July 1.
History: L. 1986, ch. 35, § 6; July 1.
(b) As used in this section, "motor vehicle" means a new motor vehicle which is sold in this state, and which is registered for a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or less, and does not include the customized parts of motor vehicles which have been added or modified by second stage manufacturers, first stage converters or second stage converters as defined in K.S.A. 8-2401 and amendments thereto.
History: L. 1986, ch. 35, § 7; July 1.