The Maui Police Department launches a two-week seat belt enforcement effort on Monday in coordination with the national “Click-It-Or-Ticket” Campaign.
Members of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section along with assistance from patrol officers will be conducting the operation from Monday, May 22 to June 4, 2017, and will be targeting seat belt violations.
The primary goal of the operation is to ensure the safety of all occupants of vehicles on roadways in Maui County.
During the campaign, officers will be issuing citations for operators and passengers who are not properly using their seat belts.
A seat belt violation carries a fine of $102 per occupant not wearing their seat belt and is issued to the operator. All occupants ages 8 years and older are required to use a seat belt in any position within the vehicle. Children 0-3 years of age must be secured within a child restraint seat. Children 4-7 years of age must be secured either in a child restraint or a booster seat. A child restraint violation carries a mandatory court appearance.
Citations will also be issued for pick-up truck restriction violations. All seats within the cab of a pick-up truck shall be occupied prior to any person being allowed to sit in the bed of the truck. A pick-up truck restriction violation has a $72 fine. No one 12 years of age and under is allowed to sit or ride in the bed of a pick-up truck at any time. The penalty for having a child 12 years of age and under seated in the bed of a pick-up truck carries a $97 fine.