Not Wearing Your Seat Belt May Cost You More In Tennessee

Seat BeltFor the first time in years, the penalty for not wearing your seat belt in Tennessee is set to increase.
The fine will increase from $10 to $25 for first time offenders if a new bill is passed. Governor Bill Haslam is expected to sign the new fines into law in the next couple weeks.
Tennessee Highway Patrol said they hope the increase in fines will reduce traffic deaths in Tennessee. Three hundred people were killed and more than 4,000 people were injured in 2014 because they did not wear a seat-belt, according to THP.