Many officials are calling on Mississippi legislators to enact a primary seat belt law.
It would allow officers to pull over drivers simply for not wearing seat belts.
"Statistically, in states that there is a primary seat belt law, the incidence is reduced. If we had a primary seat belt law we would better serve our community," said Maj. Ward Calhoun.
Currently, an officer must have another reason for stopping someone, such as speeding or having a broken taillight.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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