It’s been something that most of us learned from when we were just a little kid. As soon as you get into a vehicle you need to put on your seatbelt. It’s about being safe and making sure you arrive at your destination in one piece. Also, anyone who is not wearing a seatbelt can receive a citation by law enforcement because it is a crime, but did you know there are some exemptions to the rule? We will discuss the only 6 exceptions to the seatbelt law in the state of Texas.  


Before we start discussing the very few reasons why some people are exempt from wearing a seat belt, I want to tell you a quick story.  

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Why I Will Always Wear My Seat Belt 

In 1994 I lost a cousin in a horrible car accident. The biggest reason that he is not with us anymore is because on that night he decided not to wear a seat belt. I will always remember the pain that my grandparents went through when losing a grandchild. It was probably avoidable, so please, don’t try to come up with excuses on why to not wear a seatbelt. Remember you have a family that loves you, that is a good enough reason to wear your seat belt.  

Let’s Look at the 6 Exemptions to the Texas Law 

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, here is a look at the only exceptions to wearing a seat belt in the state of Texas. 

6 Exemptions For Wearing a Seat Belt in Texas

Wearing a seat belt in Texas is the law but there are 6 exemptions to the law.


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