OHP: “ No tolerance seat belt citations next four months.”
An announcement from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Troop I headquarters in Guymon reveals that the state's troopers will be taking a no tolerance stance on non-seatbelt compliance for the next four months.
If you are in a moving motor vehicle and unlawfully without a seatbelt you will be ticketed.
The current Oklahoma seatbelt law provides that anyone riding in the front seat must be restrained.
Any passenger 13 years of age or younger must be restrained when riding anywhere in the vehicle.
Those passengers over the age of 13 and riding in the back seats do not have to be restrained.
An OHP trooper pointed out that the four counties patrolled by Troop I, (Cimarron, Texas, Beaver and Harper), lead the state in seat belt noncompliance during 2004.
Within that four county area, Cimarron County was the most flagrant county in seatbelt noncompliance.
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