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(A) Safety belts. Each front seat occupant of a passenger motor vehicle that is equipped with a safety belt meeting the standards stated in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 201 (49 CFR 571.201) shall have a safety belt properly fastened about the occupant’s body at all times when the vehicle is in forward motion.
(B) Definition. For the purpose of this section, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE. Includes buses, school buses, and private buses, and excludes trucks, tractors, and recreational vehicles.
(C) Exceptions. The terms of division (A) above do not apply to a front seat occupant who:
(1) For medical reasons should not wear safety belts;
(2) Is required to be restrained under the child passenger restraint law I.C.9-19-11;
(3) Is traveling in a commercial or a United States Postal Service vehicle that makes frequent stops for the purpose of pick-up or delivery of goods or services;
(4) Is a rural carrier of the United States Postal Service and is operating a vehicle while serving a rural postal route;
(5) Is a newspaper motor route carrier or newspaper bundle hauler who stops to make deliveries from his or her vehicle; or
(6) Is a driver examiner designated and appointed under I.C. 9-14-2-3 and is conducting an examination of an applicant for a permit or license under I.C. 9-24-10.
(Ord. 84, passed 11-21-2000)