seatbelt http://kbia.org en Mo. senator again seeking higher seat belt fines http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-again-seeking-higher-seat-belt-fines <p>A St. Louis senator is making a fourth attempt at raising fines for seat belt violations.</p><p>Democratic Sen. Joe Keaveny wants to increase the fine from $10 to $50 for people caught not wearing seat belts in vehicles. His bill was to be heard Wednesday by a Senate committee, marking the fourth consecutive year that he has presented it.</p><p>The percentage of people using seat belts in Missouri lags behind the national average. Keaveny hopes a higher fine would encourage more people to buckle up.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:19:39 +0000 Associated Press 28812 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator again seeking higher seat belt fines