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Save money by buckling up in your car rental

Monday, June 10, 2013 5:29:42 PM

Looking for a simple way to save on business travel expenses? Buckling up when driving car rentals is an easy way to do it.

States are becoming more stringent with their seat belt laws, and many are able to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars each year from traffic citations alone. Nebraska, for example, is expected to raise $750,000 from seat belt-law violators during its two-week "Click It or Ticket" campaign, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

While seat belt laws vary by state, drivers caught without them are likely to be issued fines no matter where they are (New Hampshire is the only state that doesn't have primary or secondary seat belt laws, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association). The heftiest ticket? Driving without a seat belt in Texas will set you back $200.

Driving car rentals while wearing seat belts will not only save business travelers money, but time too. When rushing to an important client meeting, the last thing road warriors want is to be pulled over. So instead of donating some of the company travel budget to the state's department of transportation, buckle up!