2019 Mississippi Code
Title 63 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations
Chapter 2 - Mandatory Use of Safety Seat Belts
§ 63-2-1. Requirement of use of safety seat belt system by operator and passengers in passenger motor vehicle; protection of children

Universal Citation: MS Code § 63-2-1 (2019)
  • (1) When a passenger motor vehicle is operated in forward motion on a public road, street or highway within this state, every operator and every passenger shall wear a properly fastened safety seat belt system, required to be installed in the vehicle when manufactured pursuant to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.

  • (2) “Passenger motor vehicle” for purposes of this chapter means a motor vehicle designed to carry fifteen (15) or fewer passengers, including the driver, but does not include motorcycles that are not autocycles as defined in Section 63-3-103, mopeds, all-terrain vehicles or trailers.

  • (3) This section shall not apply to:

    • (a) Vehicles which may be registered for “farm” use, including “implements of husbandry” as defined in Section 63-21-5(d), and “farm tractors” as defined in Section 63-3-105(a);

    • (b) An operator or passenger possessing a written verification from a licensed physician that he is unable to wear a safety belt system for medical reasons;

    • (c) A passenger car operated by a rural letter carrier of the United States Postal Service or by a utility meter reader while on duty;

    • (d) Buses; or

    • (e) A child who is required to be protected by the use of a child passenger restraint device or system or a belt-positioning booster seat system under the provisions of Sections 63-7-301 through 63-7-311.

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