Senate approves bill that critics say turns the tables on car-crash victims

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The Kansas Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that critics said would turn the tables on car-crash victims who weren't wearing a seat belt.

The Senate voted 25-15 to approve a bill that could reduce civil damages for someone injured in a car wreck who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. It now goes to the House.

The legislation would allow seat belt use to be introduced as evidence in a personal injury case, which potentially could reduce damage claims.

Critics said that unfairly penalizes unwitting motorists.

The bill "simply allows guilty parties to shift responsibility of their . . .


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