DARKKNIGHT - A Trooper did that exact same thing for a co-worker of mine on Rt. 3 (Billerica) last month. 75 MPH in a work zone; break on the speeding W/ a verbal, dinged for no seat belt. Saved the points. I thought that was pretty cool......I use it most of the time if I want to give someone a break but not let them off free as they have to pay but don't get surcharges.
At one time I never wear a seat belt, I just never tought of it. That said 3 years ago I was getting on to Rt 3 in Burlington at 128 I passed someone on the on ramp, and a State Trooper was behind me. As soon as I got on RT 3 blue lights were in my review mirror.I justify seatbelt gigs in 2 ways (although the insurance premium is a good one) 1) I rather spend a few short minutes writing a ticket and than writing this person accident report and 2) If a ticket helps convince someone to wear a seatbelt I might just have saved a life in the future.
Will 1 ticket change someones mind about wearing a seatbelt? For some maybe yes, but I'm sure for many it wouldn't change their habits.... thats why we need to ticket ALL so they get in the habit of "clicking it"..