Thursday 23 January, 2020

If your child isn't wearing a seatbelt you will be fined

Police officers have noticed that there have been a large number of children travelling in vehicles, who are not wearing their seatbelts. This is both a violation of the Traffic Laws and Regulations, as well as a danger to children's lives in the event that the vehicle is involved in a collision.

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children, but many of these deaths can be prevented. 

In the United States, 723 children aged 12 years and younger died as passengers in motor vehicle crashes during 2016.

Children are required to wear their seatbelts in the front or rear of the vehicle at all times when the vehicle is being driven, and appropriate child or booster seats must be used if the child is within a certain age/height/weight category requirement.

If you are stopped and your children are not wearing their seatbelts, you may receive a ticket valued at CI $200.

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