New Bill in Springfield Gives Drivers Another Reason to Buckle Up

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.

traffic tickets in springfieldIn the past, people could only be ticketed for not wearing a seat belt if they had already been pulled over for another offense.

BUCKLE UP

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!