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Cracking down on seatbelt use

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The new seat belt law, effective this weekend, says:

Children from birth through age 4 must be properly restrained in an approved car safety seat in a motor vehicle.

Utah law requires the driver and all passengers to be buckled if a seat belt is available.

A car may be stopped and citations issued if anyone under 19 is unrestrained.

Vehicle occupants 19 and older may be cited for a seat belt violation only if the car is stopped for some other violation.

The driver will be cited for unrestrained occupants in the vehicle under the age of 16. If passengers between 16 and 18 are unrestrained, the teens get the tickets.

Violators are subject to a fine of $45, reduced to $15 upon completion of a traffic safety education class.