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Officials: No incentive for false seat belt tickets


August 3, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Kansas and Missouri have no reason to issue bogus traffic tickets for not wearing a seat belt instead of citing motorists for more serious traffic infractions, according to transportation officials in both states.

Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez Jr. said some officers overlooked traffic violations like speeding and instead cited motorists for not wearing seat belts when they'd actually been buckled up, The Kansas City Star reported . Officers could have simply issued motorists warnings for the traffic violations instead of i...

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