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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