Section 14-183 Safety belts required for passenger cars.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 15735 on 09/08/1998, Section 14-183 read as follows.
(a) As used in this section, the term "passenger car"
means every motor vehicle designed for
carrying ten persons or less and used for the transportation of persons; except that, the term
"passenger car" shall not include motorcycles, motorized bicycles, motor tricycles and trucks.
(b) Each driver, except persons employed by the United States
Postal Service while
performing duties for that federal agency which require the operator to service postal boxes from
their vehicles, or which require frequent entry into and exit from their vehicles, and front seat
passengers of a passenger car manufactured after January 1, 1968, operated on a street or
highway in this city, shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt that meets federal
National Highway, Transportation and Safety Act requirements; except that, a child less than
four (4) years of age shall be protected as required in section 14-184 of this code. Each driver of
a motor vehicle transporting a child four (4) years of age or more, but less than sixteen (16) years
of age, in the front seat of the motor vehicle shall secure the child in a properly adjusted and
fastened safety belt.
(c) No person shall be stopped, inspected, or detained solely
to determine compliance with this
(d) The provisions of this section shall not be applicable
to persons who have a medical reason
for failing to have a safety belt fastened about his or her body.
(e) Each person who violates the provisions of subsection
(b) of this section, upon
construction after July 1, 1987 shall be guilty of an infraction, punishable by a fine not to exceed
ten dollars ($10.00). All other provisions of law and court rules to the contrary notwithstanding,
no court costs may be imposed if court costs have been assessed on any other charge arising out
of the same occurrence. In no case shall points be assessed against any person, pursuant to
Section 302.302, RSMo, for a violation of this section.
(Ord. No. 11615, § 1, 9-8-87)