Anchorage police step up seat belt enforcement

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Anchorage Police Department is warning drivers that they better buckle up or risk being ticketed.

The department said it is adopting a zero tolerance policy when it comes to wearing seat belts.

''If you get pulled over for any reason and you're not wearing a seat belt, you can expect to receive a citation,'' said Chief Walt Monegan.

The new policy will not only apply to the driver but every person in the vehicle, including children who will have to be restrained in an appropriate child safety device.

The stepped up enforcement will begin Friday. Violators face fines ranging from $15 to $50.

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