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, New Hampshire, Colorado, Ohio, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Idaho, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Maine, Wyoming, Vermont, Nebraska, Utah, Nevada, Missouri, Virginia, Montana