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SB 0412 - Motor Vehicles; change nomenclature from "air bag" to "life bag" and "safety belt" to "life belt"

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Jones,Emanuel 10th
Last Action: 3/12/2008 - House Second Readers
Senate Committee: PUB SAF
House Committee: MotV
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill would change references in Georgia Code from "seat belt" to "life belt" and from "air bag" to "life bag". In addition the bill adds light-emitting diode (LED) lights (along with strobe lights) as a safety feature for emergency vehicles; any motor vehicle or trailer transporting a load of logs, long pulpwood, poles, or posts which extend more then for feet beyond the rear of the body or bed of the vehicle.

The manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and sellers of a motor vehicle are immune from civil liability for any injuries caused by the failure of a life bag to deploy when the life bag has been disconnected, turned off, or otherwise disabled by the owner, lessee, or operator of the motor vehicle or an agent of the owner or lessee of the motor vehicle.

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