Law enforcement agencies around the area are joining other agencies statewide in conducting increased seat belt patrols during one of the state’s largest enforcement campaigns of the year. Extra enforcement will begin Friday and run through October 27.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and local police departments will take part in the campaign, which aims to increase belt use to stop preventable deaths and injuries. The effort will also include a nighttime seat belt enforcement focus.
The state’s primary seat belt law requires passengers in all seating positions to be buckled up or seated in the correct child restraint. Officers will stop and ticket unbelted drivers or passengers. The law has helped the state achieve a record-high daytime seat belt compliance rate of 92 percent.