• June 5th, 2019

Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a bill requiring back seat passengers in vehicles to wear seat belts.

Alabama’s seat belt law currently applies only to front seat passengers.

The House of Representatives this morning approved the bill by Sen. David Burkette, D-Montgomery, requiring all passengers to wear seat belts.

The bill says failure for a back seat passenger to wear a seat belt would be a secondary violation. That means a ticket could be written only if the vehicle is stopped for another reason.