Tickets are written to generate revenue...period!
I always wear mine but this is America and if your not hurting anyone else, you ought to be able to do what you want.
And in NJ, they did the same thing. Seatbelt law was a secondary offence...only ticketed if pulled over for something else. It somehow became a primary offence. The government spends too much time protecting me from myself.
Starting today in NJ, talking on a cell phone is a secondary offence. Putting ketchup on my fries while balancing my diet coke is still legal.
And why do cops write tickets? To generate revenue. When they increased the speed limit to 65 here, they doubled the fines for speeding as part of the "trade off". Speeding tickets more than doubled the next month. When they went from annual to biannual car inspections, the fines doubled for not having an inspection ticket. The tickets written for that more than quadrupled for several months.