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Back Seat Buckle Up
It should not be news to anyone that up until now, both driver and front seat passenger, along with any children under the age of 19, needed to wear safety belts while in the car.
Until now, adult back seat passengers were not legally obligated to wear a seat belt.
But starting January 1st, back seat passengers will not have luxury of going belt free and under the law must also wear a safety belt.
“Safety belts have proven to be effective at reducing the severity of injuries and saving lives in automobile crashes,” said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.
Back seat passengers caught not wearing a seat belt could face a $25 fine.
The only exception to the back seat safety belt law will be in the back of taxis and emergency vehicles.