Primary Belt Law
Statutes which allow for law enforcement to issue a fine or citation on the sole grounds of a vehicle occupant not wearing a safety belt
To see an overview of this law including additional resources click below.
- IIHS Guide on Safety belt use laws
- CDC Community Guide. "Effectiveness of Primary versus Secondary Safety Belt Use Laws"
- NHTSA's Website on Occupant Protection
- NHTSA's Traffic Safety Facts 2008: Occupant Protection
States with this law:
States without this law:
Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Missouri, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming