(A)   Except as otherwise provided in this section, each driver and front seat passenger of a passenger car manufactured after January 1, 1968, operated on a street or highway in this city shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt that meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards set forth in 49 C.F.R. §§ 209 through 210, except that a child less than four years of age shall be protected as required in division (C)(4) below.
   (B)   Each driver of a motor vehicle transporting a child four years of age or properly adjusted and fastened safety belt.
   (C)   With respect to divisions (A) and (B) above:
      (1)   No person shall be stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with division (A) above.
      (2)   The provisions of divisions (A) and (B) above shall not be applicable to persons who have a medical reason for failing to have a seat belt fastened about his or her body or to any person employed by the United States Postal Service while performing duties for that federal agency with requires the operator to service postal boxes from their vehicles, or which require frequent entry into and exit from their vehicles.
      (3)   As used in divisions (A) and (B) above, PASSENGER CAR means every motor vehicle designed for carrying ten persons or less and used for the transportation of persons, except that, the term shall not include motorcycles, motorized bicycles, motor tricycles, and trucks with a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or more.
      (4)   Every person transporting a child under the age of four years on the streets or highways of this city shall be responsible for transporting such child in a child passenger restraint system approved by the state’s Department of Public Safety.
(Ord. 97-005, passed 10-21-1997)