Since the start of the new year, Springfield City Council has passed a new primary seat belt ordinance in an 8-1 vote. This means that Springfield police can now pull people over for not wearing seat belts.
In the past, people could only be ticketed for not wearing a seat belt if they had already been pulled over for another offense.
Simply not wearing your seat belt is now enough probable cause to get pulled over. Similar to running a stop sign, speeding, and having a busted tail light will get you pulled over. Having your seat belt off can also land you in a traffic stop with Springfield officers. Be safe, buckle up!