Click It or Ticket has returned for an enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado through July 21.
Fines for not buckling up start at $65, and drivers caught with an improperly restrained child can receive a minimum fine of $82.
Colorado’s seat belt laws:
Adults – Colorado has a secondary enforcement law for adult drivers and front-seat passengers. Drivers can be ticketed for violating the seat belt law if they are stopped for another traffic violation.Teens – Colorado’s Graduated Drivers Licensing law requires all drivers younger than 18 and their passengers, regardless of their age, to wear seat belts. This is a primary enforcement, meaning teens can be pulled over simply for not wearing a seat belt or having passengers without seat belts.Children – Colorado’s Child Passenger Safety law is a primary enforcement, meaning the driver can be stopped and ticketed if an officer sees an unrestrained or improperly restrained child younger than 16 in the vehicle.For more information, visit www.codot.gov/safety/seatbelts-carseats.