Topeka Police Cracking Down On Seatbelt Violations

By: TPD PRess Release, Posted by Josh Mabry
By: TPD PRess Release, Posted by Josh Mabry

Beginning May 24 and through June 6, the Topeka Police Department will be aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2012 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign. This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

The law requires all persons in the front seat must be buckled in and that all persons under the age of 18 must be buckled in regardless of their position in the vehicle. In the event that a passenger under the age of 14 is unrestrained the driver will be cited.

Where a driver or passenger, aged 14 through 17, is seen to be unrestrained, that person will be cited.

Children under the age of four must be secured in an approved child safety seat; children, ages four through seven, must be securely belted into an approved booster seat; and children, ages eight through 13, must be safety-belted. In addition, the law prohibits persons under the age of 14 from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup bed.

Over 140 Kansas law enforcement agencies will be participating in Click It or Ticket. The aim is to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes.


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