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Legislator: Charge adults more for not buckling up

BOISE, Idaho. - Adults caught in a car without their seatbelts on in Idaho could see their costs rise five-fold.
     
Rep. Rich Wills, a Glenns Ferry Republican, introduced a bill Thursday to add court costs of $41.50 to the existing $10 fine levied on adults who don't buckle up.
     
Juveniles caught without seatbelts already pay $51.50, including the court costs.
     
Wills says it's only fair for adults to pay the same as those under 18, who have traditionally had to pay more for educational purposes: Lawmakers thought it would help teach them proper safety habits.
     
Of $750,000 in new revenue, Wills would direct nearly $500,000 to the Idaho Catastrophic Health Care Fund. It covers medical care for indigent residents but runs perpetual deficits.
     
The rest would go to courts and a highway safety fund.

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