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Branson Adds Primary Seat Belt Law

You can now be pulled over in Branson for not wearing a seat belt.  The Branson Board of Aldermen voted in favor of a proposed seat belt ordinance making not wearing the safety device a primary violation.

The vote was tied, and the tie was broken by Branson Mayor Karen Best who voted yes on the measure.

The city of  Springfield voted in February to allow police to pull over motorists if they're not wearing a seat belt.  Before, a driver would have to commit another violation before they could be ticketed for not having a seat belt on.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.