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(A) (1) Every operator and front seat passenger of a passenger car operated in this city shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety seat belt system, required to be installed in the motor vehicle when manufactured pursuant to 49 CFR 571.208.
(2) For the purposes of this section, PASSENGER CAR shall mean vehicle as defined in 47 O.S. § 1102. PASSENGER CAR shall include the passenger compartment of pickups, vans, minivans, and sport utility vehicles. PASSENGER CAR shall not include trucks, truck-tractors, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, or motorized bicycles. PASSENGER CAR shall not include a vehicle used primarily for farm use which is registered and licensed pursuant to the provisions of 47 O.S. § 1134.
(B) This section shall not apply to any person who possesses a written verification from a physician licensed in this state that the person is unable to wear a safety seat belt system for medical reasons, provided that the issuance of such verification by a physician, in good faith, shall not give rise to, nor shall such physician thereby incur, any liability whatsoever in damages or otherwise, to any person injured by reason of such failure to wear a safety seat belt system.
(C) This section shall not apply to an operator of a motor vehicle while performing official duties as a route carrier of the U.S. Postal Service.
(D) Fine and court costs for violating the provisions of this section shall not exceed $20.
(47 O.S. § 12-417) (`83 Code, § 15-230) (Ord. 98-49, passed 12-21-98)