If Kansas respondents to a SurveyUSA poll were being honest, law enforcement shouldn't have much need to stop drivers under the new primary seat-belt law. In the poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, a whopping 88 percent of drivers said they "almost always" wear their seat belt. (The Kansas Department of Transportation says the seat-belt usage rate is more like 77 percent.) Though 51 percent told SurveyUSA that the $5 fine for being caught without a seat belt was too low, 49 percent said they thought the new law would motivate more drivers to buckle up.
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