Police cracking down on unbelted teens

Teens can be pulled over for that violation alone

The Jefferson City Police Department will join statewide law enforcement agencies from Friday through March 31 for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and reduce highway fatalities.

Authorities said only 66 percent of Missouri teens wear seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.

Eight out of 10 teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

Under the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) law, teens are required to wear their seat belts. A violation is a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing their seat belts.

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