Our KS secretary of transportation was urging our legislature to pass a bill to make not wearing a seat belt a primary offense so that our state would be eligable for federal stimulus dollars.
This is a a common practice of the federal government and a way to get around their limited powers. The federal government has not Constitutional powers to require drivers to wear seat belts so they take our dollars and hold them hostage to make the states do what they want.
I think this long standing non-partisan practice needs to stop. I realize that is like trying to stop an avalanche, but hey, each journey starts with the first step and I've just taken it.