Seat Belts Save Lives Buckle Up!
New Jersey’s seat belt law allows police officers to stop and issue a summons to drivers and front seat passengers solely for not wearing their seat belts.
Why buckle Up?
*Studies show seat belts do save lives and reduce injuries during crashes.
*Seat belts work with air bags to protect occupants. Air bags alone are not enough to safeguard occupants.
*More than 2,000 unbuckled drivers and front passengers died on New Jersey’s roadways in the past 10 years.
*Approximately 700 unbuckled drivers and front seat passengers were thrown out of their vehicles during crashes and killed in the past ten years.
New Jersey’s Seat Belt Law:
*Applies to all passengers vehicles that are required to be equipped with seat belts.
*Applies to drivers and front seat passengers.
*Makes the driver responsible for seat belt use by front seat passengers who are under the age of 18.
New Jersey’s Child Passenger Law:
*Up to age 18 months, children must be in a child safety seat anywhere in the vehicle.
*Between 18 months and age 5, children in the rear seat must be buckled by the vehicle’s seat belt.
*Children in the front seat must be in a child safety seat up to age 5.
From the Division of Highway Traffic Safety
LPS: New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety
Disclaimer: This information is from the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Please buckle up!