Senate passes legislation requiring minors to wear seat belts
March 10, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate voted to prioritize child safety on Monday by passing Senate Bill 339, which would require any child 17 years old and younger riding in the back seat of a passenger vehicle to properly wear a seatbelt. The measure is authored by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington.
The bill was one of many approved by the Senate last year, but stalled in the House due to the shortened session caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pederson re-introduced the bill this legislative session.
“Oklahoma is the only state in the entire country that doesn’t require seat belts for ki...