Johnson County, Kan. - Drivers in Johnson County are warned that from May 20 to June 2, additional deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will be on the roadways aggressively enforcing seatbelt and traffic laws.
Deputies will be strictly enforcing all traffic laws with an emphasis on safety belt and child passenger safety laws to include:
1. Any passenger in a motor vehicle who is 14 years old or older shall have a safety belt properly fastened at all times the vehicle is in motion.
2. Each passenger in a motor vehicle 14 years old but younger than 18 anywhere in a vehicle can be cited for KSA 8-2503(b). The fine is $60.
3. Front seat occupants of a motor vehicle who are 18 years old or older will be cited for this violation. The fine is $10.
4. Back seat occupants of a motor vehicle 18 years of age or older will be cited for a seat belt violation only after another citation is issued according to KSA 8-2503. The fine is $10.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is joining law enforcement agencies statewide participating in the Click it Or Ticket campaign. This effort is an effort to reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes.
For assistance with child safety seat installation or for a check of an already installed seat contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 913-791-5400.