Friday, November 25, 2016
Westport police handed out 17 citations in the first four days of a “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign to get drivers to use seat belts, police said today.
Of the 17, three went to Westport residents in the period from Monday through Thursday, according to police.
In the same period, two persons were cited for using cell phones while driving.
The seat belt enforcement campaign runs through Monday.
The current fine for adults who are not wearing a seat belt while traveling in a vehicle is $92. All front seat passengers are required to wear seat belts while traveling.
Passengers over 18 years old who are sitting in the rear seat of a vehicle are not required to wear a seat belt unless the driver is under 18 years old.
All passengers under 18 years old are required to wear seat belts, even passengers who are sitting in the rear seat of a vehicle.
The current seat belt fine for persons 16 years old and less than 18 years old is $120.
An driver transporting any passengers who are under 16 years old is responsible for ensuring that their passengers are properly seat belted, and it would be the driver who is cited for any of these seat belt violations.
Posted 11/25/16 at 08:30 PM Permalink