Davenport, IOWA – According to the Iowa DPS officials, officers will be exhibiting zero tolerance for drivers who are not buckled, speeding, or driving while distracted or impaired.
Not wearing a seatbelt is dangerous and puts everyone in the vehicle in jeopardy.
Those not wearing a safety belt become a projectile and kill others who are buckled.
In Iowa, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is $135.50 (Iowa code 321.445), officials said.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the statement and said that in 2020, there were 10,893 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States.
In that same year, 58% of crash victims killed at night (6 PM – 5:59 AM) were not wearing their seatbelts.
Iowa DOT officials said that 94 people were killed in 2021 on Iowa’s roadways who were not wearing their seatbelts.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Crash Dummies (Vince and Larry) remind you to always Buckle Up, Every Trip, Every Time.