The Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies have begun a weeklong Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado.
The enforcement period will run through July 21.
Colorado’s seat-belt laws:
Adults: Drivers can be ticketed for violating the seat-belt law if they are stopped for another traffic violation.Teens: All drivers younger than 18 and their passengers, regardless of age, are required to wear seat belts. Teens can be pulled over for not wearing a seat belt or having passengers without seat belts.Children: Drivers can be stopped and ticketed if an officer sees an unrestrained or improperly restrained child younger than 16 in the vehicle.Fines for not buckling up in Colorado start at $65, and parents or caregivers caught with an improperly restrained child can receive a minimum fine of $82.
For more information, visit www.codot.gov/safety/seatbelts.