Will a seat belt ticket put a point on my driving record?

Question:

I recently got a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. I haven’t had a traffic ticket and years and am worried about my insurance going up. Is this going to go on my record as a point? What impact does seat belt tickets have?

 

Answer:

Each state has their own statutes and laws surrounding points for traffic violation. Some states do not even have point systems while most others do. Most states would not put a seat belt ticket onto your record as a point, but some may. You would have to check with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to find out.

However, in many states, if you were cited for having a passenger under the age of 16 years old in your car not wearing a seat belt, you could be cited for as much as 3 points that would go on your record. However, seat belt ticket costs generally adhere to different localities.

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