An Oklahoma House committee has approved legislation that would require passengers in the back seat of vehicles to wear seatbelts.
The House Public Safety Committee voted 7-5 for the measure Wednesday and sent it to the full House for a vote.
The measure’s author, Democratic Rep. Jeannie McDaniel of Tulsa, says state law already requires that children 13 and under wear seatbelts or ride in a specially made safety seat regardless of where they are seated in a vehicle. McDaniel says 29 other states have similar requirements for adult passengers.
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