The enforcement, coupled with educational outreach efforts, aims to connect teens to seat-belt use by raising awareness of the state’s primary law, which states that all vehicle occupants under 18 years old must wear a seat belt.
Drivers and front-seat passengers over 18 years old who are cited for another traffic violation will receive a second ticket if they are not buckled.
Traffic crashes continue to remain the leading cause of death for Pennsylvania’s young people and two-thirds of those killed each year still remain unbuckled, according to the Pennsylvania Traffic Safety Enforcement Resource Center.
The weeklong mobilization effort coincides with National Teen Driver Safety Week.
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