Primary Seat Belt Law
Effective May 12, 2015, Utah’s seat belt law became a primary enforcement law. What does that mean? It means that a person can be pulled over just for not wearing his or her seat belt. Previously, a person could only be issued a seat belt citation if s/he had been pulled over for another violation.
The Law: All vehicle occupants must wear seat belts and children ages 8 and younger must be properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat.
Remember, seat belts save lives. If you or anyone in your vehicle aren’t properly restrained, you can be issued a $45 citation.
Get this info on a printable card here: Utah’s Primary Seat Belt Law Info Card
The card is also available in Spanish: PONTE EL CINTURÓN: La Ley de Utah para Salvar Vidas
Not convinced by the stats above of the importance of wearing a seat belt? Well, here’s a short video with LIVING PROOF that SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES.