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Be Careful Out There — Seatbelt Emphasis

Seems there's a patrol cop sitting in the parking lot of Idunnos (formerly Mad Mary's) on Northwest Boulevard lookin' to nail drivers for seatbelt violations. But, but, but ... you stammer to Hucklberries ... cops can't nail drivers for seatbelt abuse as a primary regulation. You're right. But the strategy here is to catch an unbelted leadfoot going faster than the posted 35 mph and then nail him for the seatbelts as a secondary offense. Only $10 in Idaho. But it's still annoying.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.