KENTUCKY SEAT BELT LAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky has a “primary” seat belt law.  This means drivers can be stopped and cited if anyone in the vehicle is not wearing a seatbelt.

 

SEAT BELTS [KRS 189.125(6)]

A person shall not operate a motor vehicle manufactured after 1981 on the public roadways of this state unless the driver and all passengers are wearing a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt.

 

FINE FOR VIOLATION:

Beginning January 1, 2007, any person who violates the provisions of Kentucky’s seat belt law shall be fined an amount not to exceed $25.00.  Through December 31, 2006, a courtesy warning period will be in effect for violations.

 

CHILD RESTRAINTS [KRS 189.125(3)]

Any driver of a motor vehicle, when transporting a child of fourty (40) inches in height or less in a motor vehicle on the roadways, streets, and highways of this state, shall have the child properly secured in a child restraint system of a type meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards.

 

FINE FOR VIOLATION: $25.00