A proposed bill in the Tennessee Legislature would change a decades-old law that was designed to protect accident victims and protect the taxpayors.
Since 1986, the law made it inadmissible in court whether an injured person was wearing his seat belt. This legal rule makes perfect sense if you stop and think about it for a minute. Indeed, if a negligent driver causes an accident – let’s say, for example, because he was texting while driving, or perhaps because he was drunk – should he somehow bear LESS responsibility for his actions because the innocent person he crashes into wasn’t wearing a seat belt?
Of course not.