Nevada law enforcement tightening seat beats


According to the Associated Press, Reno Police are making greater efforts to enforce the use of seat belts by actively seeking out violaters of Nevada's law requiring automobile passengers to buckle up.

KTVN Reno News reports:

Reno police and other Nevada law enforcement agencies are stepping up enforcement this month of seat belt laws.

Using state public safety grant money, Reno police will conduct saturation patrols looking for people who aren't buckled up or violate other traffic laws.

Authorities say using seat belts saves lives and reduces traffic accident injuries.

Seat belt violation fines can cost as much as $115 for a driver with passengers under the age of 18 who are not properly restrained.

Reno police issued 144 tickets for seat belt violations during a similar two-week campaign in May.