Seatbelt laws to be enforced in August

The Town of Parker Police Department says it will be conducting a month long seatbelt enforcement campaign during the month of August. Officers will be strictly enforcing seatbelt violations with citations. The driver of a vehicle is not only responsible for themselves but also for any passengers under the age of 16 and all children required to be in child restraint seats.

Any child under the age of 5 needs to be properly secured in a car seat, according to Arizona state law. Children between 5 and 8 years old and who are not more than 4′ 9″ tall need to be in a booster seat.

Parker P.D. says it will be placing extra officers on the roads during various times, using grant money from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

“The Town of Parker Police Department and the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety would like to remind everyone to wear your seatbelt and arrive at your destination safely.”

13 comments

  1. Jeff Bennett

    Why in August ? Why not all the time?

  2. Loren Page

    Thought it’s a secondary law in Arizona……

  3. Parker Live Updates

    Refers to special enforcement detail, above the regular amount of attention.

  4. Jenaya Stringham

    .. but it’s legal to ride in the back of trucks

  5. Michael Scott

    They will pull you over for anything to impose the seatbelt law. Ive been pulled over for going 38 in a 35 then seat belt was the reason until i said it wasnt primary.

  6. Carissa Hartless

    It is Loren! They cannot pull you over for not wearing a seatbelt! “Secondary enforcement means that a police officer may only stop or cite a driver for a seatbelt violation if the driver committed another primary violation (such as speeding, running a stop sign, etc.) at the same time.”

  7. Jeff Bennett

    Good, it should be enforced

  8. Eric Lomax

    About time Parker gets on this and in August that is when the partiers come there and will keep coming until later in October or November when the weather starts cooling down out there. I am sure there are a lot of records of accidents where some were severely injured or killed by not wearing seat belts and if a few drunk drivers are caught too long in these check, good as they get them off of the streets too.

  9. Jeri Burns

    Amen! Praise God! It’s a about time! 🙂

  10. Michael Bailey

    A seat belt violation is not a primary violation. Like Clarissa said, officers must stop a driver a primary reason, speed, stop sign/light, turning etc. However, if a child is not in a car seat, that is a primary violation.

  11. everyone saying “good, it should be enforced”… does me not wearing one affect your life in any way? what business is it of yours what i decide to do? we hit head on, is my not wearing a seatbelt going to affect the outcome of weather or not you are injured or killed?

  12. Teresa Settles

    From the laws I read Seabelt laws are a secondary offense in AZ. Meaning you can no be pulled over for not wearing one. You must be pulled over for a primary offense and if the officer sees you without a belt he can site you,

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