Primary Seat Belt Law
Program Type: Evidence Based Practice - Programs formally evaluated to be effective, sometimes called "Best Practices", that can be replicated and implemented, even with modifications in other settings
These are primary enforcement laws that allow a police officer to stop a vehicle solely for an observed belt law violation (without having other reasons to stop the vehicle). This intervention is effective in increasing safety belt use and reducing fatal injuries. This intervention is strongly recommended based on scientific evidence.
Site or Location Name: Safety Belt Primary Enforcement Laws (policy)