Transportation Chief Calls For Seat Belt Laws

Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants lawmakers in the state to consider tougher seat belt laws. Secretary James Codell says the fatality toll on Kentucky's highways could be reduced through such legislation.

Codell says he recognizes that seat belts would not prevent all deaths on the state's roads, but he believes a primary seat belt law could save 75 to 100 lives per year in the Commonwealth. 917 people died on Kentucky's highways last year.