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

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States with this law:

New York, New Mexico, New Jersey, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland, Mississippi, Minnesota, Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Connecticut, Florida, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Washington

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