Legislation headed to Governor Tom Corbett creates primary enforcement of the seat belt law for drivers and passengers under age 18, limits the number of passengers under age 18 who can ride in a vehicle driven by a junior driver (under age 18) and increases the number of hours of practical driving experience required before a minor who holds a learner's permit can apply for a junior driver's license.

This legislation, HB 9, requires a junior driver and all passengers under age 18 to wear a seat belt, or be safely secured in a child passenger restraint system. If those passengers are not properly secured, a police officer may stop the vehicle and cite the driver for this violation alone, according to a summary of the legislation provided by the House.