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Seatbelt Safety

State Law requires that all occupants of your vehicle be properly secured in an approved restraining device. Remember "airbag" dangers -- no one under 12 years of age should be riding in the front seat. Children under 4 years should be restrained in an approved safety seat. "Click it or Ticket" -- it's the law.

This law allows police to stop vehicles if passengers are not wearing a seatbelt in the front seat. Vehicles can also be stopped if children between the ages of  4 to 15 years old riding either in the front or backseat are not properly restrained.

Infants should be placed in a federally approved infant car seat, facing the rear of the vehicle. Children 1 to 4 years old should be placed in a convertible seat, facing the front. Once this seat is outgrown, children should travel in a booster seat until they are big enough to use a lap and shoulder belt. A lap and shoulder belt can be used once a child is able to sit with their back against the seat and the back of their knees are bent over the seat.

Seatbelts help save lives.  Buckle up! -- It's the law.