Special Seatbelt Enforcement Starts Today

Statewide Iowa — A special traffic enforcement effort targeting seatbelt usage gets underway today (Monday) in the state.

Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau spokesman, Brett Tjepkes says Iowa continues to have good numbers in seatbelt surveys.

But there are still concerns despite the high seatbelt use.

He says their goal of lowering traffic deaths could be helped by everyone in the car buckling up.

State law requires anyone under the age of 18 to wear a seatbelt. Tjepkes says it’s important for anyone regardless of age.

The national seatbelt campaign coincides with the Memorial Day holiday and the start of the summer driving season.

This “Click it or Ticket” enforcement will run through June 4th.



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