At any time of the year, the Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance policy for not wearing a seat belt or for not properly buckling up children. If you are stopped and you are not wearing one, there will be no warnings issued; you will get a ticket. If an officer sees someone in a car who is under 18 years of age who is not wearing a seatbelt, it is a primary violation, There doesn’t have to be any other violation to make the stop under those circumstances and the fine amount is a costly $116.00.
So, stay safe and buckle up. It makes sense, and it is the law.