Click It or Ticket has returned for an enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado beginning now through July 21.
Fines for not buckling up start at $65, and drivers caught with an improperly restrained child can receive a minimum fine of $82.
Under Colorado law, drivers can be ticketed for violating the seat belt law if they are stopped for another traffic violation.
Colorado’s Graduated Drivers Licensing law requires all drivers younger than 18 and their passengers, regardless of their age, to wear seat belts. This is a primary enforcement, meaning teens can be pulled over simply for not wearing a seat belt or having passengers without seat belts.
For children, Colorado’s Child Passenger Safety law is a primary enforcement law. Under it a driver can be stopped and ticketed if an officer sees an unrestrained or improperly restrained child younger than 16 in the vehicle.
For more information, visit www.codot.gov/safety/seatbelts-carseats.