Kentucky’s primary seatbelt law allows police to stop you if they see you aren’t buckled up. The law has been in effect since July but up to this point, they’ve only handed out warnings.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2007, they are going to hand out tickets to unbuckled drivers. The fine is $25 and the driver is responsible for everyone in the car.
While a lot of people claim they wear their seat belts, only 67 percent of Kentuckians actually do. When you compare seat belt usage from the entire nation, Kentucky ranks 47th.
With the primary seatbelt law it’s expected Kentucky will see 62 fewer fatalities each year.