He also can't make a citizen's arrest for breaking the traffic laws.
Story here. Video with LEO comments here.
Once upon a time, this would either get you yelled right back at (in those happy, halcyon Andy Griffith days that generally never were) or a hickory shampoo. Here's what it might get you today:
The suspect looks and sounds like a mentally ill person. i would do what he said and pull over. I would make contact with the suspect and place him on a 72 hour observation for his mental illness and if the doctor report shows that the suspect is not mentally ill I would cite him for interferring with the duties of a police officer.Ow. Okay, it's unwise. Is seat-belt specialness right? Prolly not, at least in normal situations. Conversely, police are explaining they are (in some circumstances; state and local laws may vary) exempt from seat-belt laws, as they may have to exit the vehicle rapidly in pursuit of a malefactor. Me, I figure the habitual non-wearing of seat belts is its own reward.
(Whole other issue, Should It Be The Law? No; hell no. And who remembers that air bags were supposed to free us from having to strap in? Nowadays, the seat belt helps you meet the airbag square-on -- and it's still not so safe for the small and brittle-boned. Safer than hitting the dashboard/steering wheel with your own personal self? Judging from the toothmarks I left in the wheel of a 1970s Plymouth Fury and the scar through my lower lip, yes; YMMV.)
Oh, The Moral Of The Story? Ain't one -- but Mr. Concerned Citizen is havin' his day in court and may be fined or spend some time in the hoosegow. In Detroit.