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Texas Ten-Year Old Ticketed for Seatbelt Violation

| June 3, 2011

Today the Austin-American Statesman reported on a comical display of zero-tolerance in action.  This past Tuesday the city of Leander, TX issued a citation to ten-year-old Marshall May for “improper seatbelt usage.”  Hoping for a little bit of fresh air on the way home from school, Marshall leaned his head out the window, pulling the chest portion of the belt under his arm.  Texas traffic law, however, requires a person to be at least fifteen to be liable for improper seatbelt usage.  When asked to sign the ticket, young Marshall replied: “I don’t have a signature because I’m ten years old.”


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