It is common knowledge that seat belts save lives and protect drivers and passengers in the event of a motor vehicle crash. Our South Dakota lawyers at Zimmer, Duncan & Cole represent clients every day who have been in car accidents throughout the state. We know the benefits of wearing a seat belt. Not only is it important to wear a safety belt in order to protect your life, it is the law in South Dakota. But, as with all requirements, there are a few exceptions to the South Dakota seat belt law.
Under what circumstances are you not required to wear a seat belt in South Dakota?
If the motor vehicle was manufactured before September 1, 1973
If your vehicle does not have safety belts because federal law did not require them at the time it was manufactured
If your physician has provided a written statement regarding why you should not wear a seat belt
Regardless of whether you fall under one of the above exceptions to the safety belt law, call our office today to speak with a lawyer from South Dakota if you have been in a motor vehicle crash. Zimmer, Duncan & Cole is a small law firm that will provide the individualized attention your case deserves. For a free consultation with a South Dakota attorney, call our law office at (888) 733-2992, or complete the contact form on this page. With offices in Sioux Falls and Parker, we are here to work for you.