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SB 338: Admissibility of Certain Evidence Regarding Failure to Wear a Seatbelt


Proposed law repeals present law provisions, and adds as new Code of Evidence Article that in any action to recover damages arising out of the ownership, common maintenance, or operation of a motor vehicle, failure to wear a safety belt in violation of law may be considered evidence of comparative negligence. The admissibility of such evidence shall be determined by the court out of the hearing of the jury.

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