Havre Police Department to increase enforcement of seat belt laws

(Havre) Havre Police Department say they’ll be increasing patrols and enforcement of seat belt laws in an effort to keep all drivers safe.

In a press release, they remind drivers that Montana law requires all vehicle occupants to be properly restrained with a seat belt or in a child safety restraint, and a ticket can be issued if the driver or any passenger is found to not be wearing a seatbelt.

While ordinarily a seatbelt violation on it’s own can’t warrant a traffic stop, if a person who’s under 6 years old or under 60 lbs is believed to not be properly secured, police may require the driver to stop.

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