Clarmont Reminds Residents to Buckle Up
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:16:15 EST
Cheboygan County-Sheriff Dale Clarmont said his department is continuing patrols this week (March 4th to the 10th) through a grant provided by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.
Clarmont wants to make sure the public is aware that state law mandates the use of seatbelts. Michigan has a primary seat belt law, which means law enforcement can stop and ticket motorists solely for not being buckled up.
The seatbelt law says passengers 8 to 15 years of age have to buckle up in all seating positions and drivers and front seat passengers have to be buckled up among other things.
“The ultimate goal is to have 100% compliance in seatbelt use and these grants allow us to continue to educate the community and strive for that goal” said Clarmont. “We know seatbelts save lives and there is no reason not to use them.”