• Petitioned Nicholas A. Matiello

This petition was delivered to:

House Majority Leader RI General Assembly
Nicholas A. Matiello
House Minority Leader RI General Assembly
Brian C. Newberry
Senate Majority Leader RI General Assembly
Dominick J. Ruggerio
Senate Minority Leader RI General Assembly
Dennis L. Algiere
House Speaker RI General Assembly
Gordon Fox
Senate President RI General Assembly
M. Teresa Paiva-Weed
Representative RI General Assembly
Anastasia Williams

Repeal the RI Seat Belt Law

    1. Petition by

      Matt Allen

The intrusion of law enforcement into the everyday lives of RI citizens is not worth the possible safety implications of resulting seat belt use. Rhode Island's current seat belt usage rate stands at 80% which negates any urgent need for a law. The 85 dollar fine is outrageous and the effect on the relationship between law enforcement and the citizens of the state will suffer as they enforce the tyrannical statute.

Recent signatures



      Matt  Allen
      Petition Organizer

      Tommorrow at the rise of the house, Approx 5:30pm, the House Judiciary Committee will hear Rep Jared Nunes's bill to repeal the seat belt law. The hearing will be in the House Lounge and Rep Nunes says he needs some support and people to testify. Email me at matt@630wpro.com and I can hook you up with Rep Nunes.

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Almost to 1000 Signatures!!

      Matt  Allen
      Petition Organizer

      If we can get about 99 more signatures the email blast will go out to several decision makers in the statehouse and tell them WE WANT THE SEAT BELT LAW REPEALED!!! Please sign and share with your friends and family!!

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. Repeal the seat belt law!!!

      Matt  Allen
      Petition Organizer

      We're just about half way to our 1000 signature goal. Please share the link to the online petition with everyone you know!! Have them SIGN AND SHARE!!!

    6. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • amos labrador PROVIDENCE, RI
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I was a victim of this seatbelt law. the officer pulled me over for no reason searched my car and at the end slapped my with this ticket because he said I couldnt keep my mouth shut. You cant force people to have common sense I am a adult if i feel i dont want to wear a seatbelt I should be able to do what I please. Stand up to this we dont need big goverment controlling every aspect of our lives.

    • Maria Palazzo COVENTRY, RI
      • over 2 years ago

      Cops are using this as a money making scheme. I was pulled over and falsely accused of my passenger not being belted. The trooper said "well if he was buckled, I couldn't see it." No shit, sherlock. I've already been to court once to plead not guilty and was given another court date. That means 2 mornings off of work. This is outrageous.

    • joe butler PROVIDENCE, RI
      • over 2 years ago

      i am signing because Matt Allen is right !!!! you go brother...

      • over 2 years ago

      The 'Seat Belt Law' is just one more step down the insideous do-gooder's road to an all-powerful Nanny State dictatorship. Once our personal liberties are gone we will never get them back.

    • Chris Whitney WARWICK, RI
      • over 2 years ago

      Just another way for the state to make money off the people. It's a gross violation of my freedom of choice.


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