Yes, every person who is a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle MUST occupy a seat with a working seatbelt and wear that seatbelt properly with lap belt and shoulder assembly if available.
What does this mean?
- No person may ride in the box of a truck
- You may only have as many passengers as there are working seatbelts
- No person may ride in the trunk, on the floor or on someone else’s lap
- You may NOT share a seatbelt with another person
- Must be in a rear facing car seat
- Must not be in the front seat of a vehicle if the front air bag is activated
- Must be in a forward facing car seat
- Must be in a booster seat in a position with the lap and shoulder belt assembly.
16 Years and Older
- For persons under 16 years of age, the driver is responsible to ensure that they are wearing their seatbelt.