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If the driver of a vehicle holds a Provisional Operator's Permit (POP), which occupants of the vehicle must wear seat belts or suitable child restraints?


Under Nebraska law, if the driver holds a POP, the driver and every passenger must wear a seat belt or suitable child restraint. If the driver holds a full-privilege Class O operator's license, rear-seat passengers who are at least 18 years of age are not legally required to wear seat belts. However, it's still advisable for all occupants of a vehicle to wear seat belts or suitable child restraints. A study conducted in 2015 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Children's Hospital of Philadephia found that unrestrained rear-seat occupants were nearly eight times as likely to sustain a serious injury in a crash as restrained rear-seat occupants. [2B – Safety Belts, Child Restraints and Air Bags, Section 2 – Important Driver Information, Nebraska Driver's Manual], ["Adults admit they often skip belts in back seat," Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, http://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr/statusreport/article/52/5/1]