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posted: 3/12/2013 8:06 PM

Vernon Hills police to target seat belt violations

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Vernon Hills police will have extra officers on the street March 14-17 in a special detail to watch for drivers and passengers who are not wearing seat belts. Since Jan. 1, 2012, Illinois law requires all passengers, regardless of age or location in the vehicle, to be secured in a seat belt or an appropriately approved child restraint system. If a passenger has a disability or medical condition that makes him/her unable to secure his/her own safety belt, the driver is responsible for securing and adjusting the safety belt for that passenger. Violators are subject to a $60 fine and court costs. Anyone with questions regarding occupant restraint laws or any other traffic law can call the Vernon Hills police traffic hotline (847) 362-4449, ext. 4832.

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