Colorado Rights Blog

SB18-053: Primary Offense For No Safety Belt

Privacy & Technology
Bill Number: SB18-053
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: D. Young/L. Court


Current law requires every driver of and every front-seat passenger
in a motor vehicle equipped with a safety belt system to wear a fastened
safety belt while the motor vehicle is being operated. The bill extends this
requirement to every passenger in a motor vehicle.
Current law provides that a law enforcement officer may not cite
a driver of a motor vehicle for a failure to wear a safety belt unless the
driver was stopped for a different alleged traffic violation. The bill
repeals this limitation, allowing a law enforcement officer to stop and cite
a driver solely for a failure to wear a safety belt.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (01/24/2018)

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