GENESEO — The Geneseo Police Department participated in the National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization, that ran from May 20 to June 2.
This initiative urges people to buckle their seat belts or face receiving a ticket. According to a news release sent out by The Geneseo Police Department, during the two week long campaign, The Geneseo Police Department issued 38 citations to people for not wearing their seat belts.
“Seat belts and child restraints save lives,” said Geneseo Police Chief Osganian.
According to the release as well as under New York State Law, seat belts are required for all regardless of age, when sitting in the front seat. Seat belts must be worn by anyone under the age of 16 in the back seat of the car. Children under the age of four must be restrained in a federally approved child safety seat. Children ages five, six and seven are to be restrained in a approved child restraint.
According to New York State Law, motorists can be stopped in New York for not wearing their seat belts, there is no other violation that is necessary to initiate the stop.
The Geneseo Police Department would like to remind motorists of the importance of using seat belts and child safety.