seat belts http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Buckle-Up Or Pay $50 Bucks? Bill To Boost Seat Belt Fines Gains Support http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/buckle-or-pay-50-bucks-bill-boost-seat-belt-fines-gains-support <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Will be updated.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposal to raise Missouri's fines for seat belt violations could have a better chance in the Senate this year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Mike </span>Kehoe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said Wednesday that he wants to advance the bill to the full Senate for debate. The legislation by Sen. Joe </span>Keaveny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has died each of the past three years in the transportation committee.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:44:48 +0000 The Associated Press 9260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Buckle-Up Or Pay $50 Bucks? Bill To Boost Seat Belt Fines Gains Support Mo. Senator Prefiles Bill To Raise Seat Belt Fine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senator-prefiles-bill-raise-seat-belt-fine <P>A <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem04.htm">State Senator from St. Louis</A> is continuing his campaign to increase the&nbsp;fine in Missouri for not wearing seat belts.</P> <P>This will be the fourth time Democrat Joseph Keaveny has sponsored legislation to raise Missouri’s seat belt fine from $10 to $50. &nbsp;Opponents have either voted it down in committee or never brought it up for a vote each time.&nbsp; Keaveny says this time his message will focus more on the lack of seat belt use by teenagers.</P> <P>“In Missouri we average about 77 percent, (and the) teenage buckle-up rate is about 66 percent," Keaveny said.&nbsp; "The majority of people aren’t killed as a direct result of the collision, but they’re being ejected from the car.” Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:38:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7269 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senator Prefiles Bill To Raise Seat Belt Fine Morning headlines: Friday, December 30, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-december-30-2011 <p><strong>Mo. lawmakers to consider changes to school funding formula</strong></p><p>Legislative leaders say addressing Missouri&#39;s school funding formula&nbsp;is one of their top priorities for the annual session that starts Wednesday.</p><p>Because of tight&nbsp;budgets there has not been enough money in recent years to fully fund the education formula. That has prompted concern that the distribution of the money could benefit certain districts at the expense of others.</p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:53:23 +0000 Julie Bierach, Bill Raack, WBEZ & The Associated Press 2766 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, December 30, 2011 Morning headlines: Thursday, September 8, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-september-8-2011 <p><strong>Mo. Senate to consider new measure repealing teacher social media restrictions</strong></p><p>A Mo. Senate committee has endorsed a measure to repeal a contentious new law restricting teachers&#39; interaction with students over websites such as Facebook. The Senate Education Committee voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to repeal the law.</p><p>The action comes after&nbsp; a Mo. judge issued an order in September blocking the new law from taking effect, citing concerns that it could violate free speech rights.</p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:23:38 +0000 Julie Bierach, Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 2011 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, September 8, 2011 Ill. Gov. Quinn signs "common sense" traffic safety measures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-gov-quinn-signs-common-sense-traffic-safety-measures <p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed two traffic safety measures Monday. Quinn said in a press release that the new laws are &ldquo;common sense measures that will help all motorists in Illinois arrive at their destinations safely.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:15:01 +0000 Johanna Mayer 1509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Gov. Quinn signs "common sense" traffic safety measures Buckle up! Seat belt enforcement campaign starts today in St. Louis area http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/buckle-seat-belt-enforcement-campaign-starts-today-st-louis-area <p><a href="http://www.co.st-louis.mo.us/LawandPublicSafety/PoliceDepartment">St. Louis County Police</a> and local law enforcement are launching an aggressive &quot;<a href="http://www.nhtsa.gov/CIOT">Click it or Ticket</a>&quot; enforcement today to get more motorists to wear seat belts.</p><p>Police will be pulling over drivers in municipalities that have a primary safety belt ordinance, which means that police can stop vehicles with unbuckled drivers or passengers.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:18:33 +0000 Julie Bierach 608 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Buckle up! Seat belt enforcement campaign starts today in St. Louis area Mo. Senate panel approves bill banning texting for all drivers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-panel-approves-bill-banning-texting-all-drivers <p>A Missouri Senate committee has approved legislation that bars all drivers from texting while driving.</p><p>Currently, <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c300-399/3040000820.htm">only drivers 21 years old and younger</a> are prohibited from sending cell phone text messages while driving.</p><p>But what's the problem with that system according to the <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Missouri State Highway Patrol</a>?</p><p>It's hard to tell how old a driver is if an officer sees them texting.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:37:01 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 398 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate panel approves bill banning texting for all drivers How much will that DUI or seat belt violation cost you? New data out in Illinois, enforcement up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-much-will-dui-or-seat-belt-violation-cost-you-new-data-out-illinois-enforcement <p>Of course, you should never drink and drive or be in a moving car without wearing a seatbelt, but Illinois motorists will want to be especially mindful this holiday season.</p><p><a href="http://www.isp.state.il.us/">Illinois State Police</a> and local law enforcement are stepping up enforcement on impaired drivers and unbelted motorists this holiday season in what they're calling&nbsp; the "You Drink and Drive, You Lose/Click It or Ticket Holiday Crackdown."</p><p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:22:17 +0000 Julie Bierach 173 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How much will that DUI or seat belt violation cost you? New data out in Illinois, enforcement up