I think it was the end of May that the new "seat belt" law went into effect here in Hawaii.
Everyone in the car has to buckle up, even the guys in the back seat.
If someone in the car is caught without their seat belt on, the driver is responsible and will be fined $92...
Now, if the other people in my car were children I could understand being fined as the driver, but if other adults choose not to wear their seat belts, well, that's their kuleana (choice) and I think they should be responsible to pay their own fines.
So what about pets? I think they should be belted in too.
In Hawaii, a lot of people ride in the back of pick-up trucks, are they belted up too? I doubt it.
And what about the people riding on the city bus?! I don't think anyone except the driver has a seat belt.
In Japan, whenever we ride the airport bus we are asked to "buckle-up" (because it goes onto the freeway). But city buses in Japan do not require you to (because they do not go onto the freeway).
Kinda wishy-washy don't you think?
What kind of seat belt laws do you have where you live?