On Wednesday, March 23, the Rhode Island State Police will start a week long “click it or ticket” campaign, targeting seatbelt violations. In Rhode Island, seat belt violations are primary offenses, meaning that police officers can pull drivers over for this offense alone, without the presence of other moving violations like speeding.
Under Rhode Island law, drivers can receive traffic citations for:
- Operating a motor vehicle without a seat belt
- Permitting a passenger to travel without a seat belt
- Improperly restraining a child in a car seat
Each of these seat belt violations carries an $85.00 fine.
If you have been charged with a seat belt violation in Rhode Island, call the Rhode Island Traffic Ticket lawyers at Abilheira Law today for a free and confidential consultation.