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Maui Police Seat Belt Enforcement, May 13 to June 2

May 8, 2019, 7:50 AM HST · Updated May 8, 11:30 AM
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The Maui Police Department will be conducting a two-week operation targeting seat belt violations from May 13 to June 2, 2019.

The effort is part of a the nationwide “Click-It-Or-Ticket” campaign.

Members of the MPD Traffic Section along with patrol officers will be issuing citations to drivers and passengers who are not using their seat belts.

Police say the primary goal of the operation is to ensure the safety of all occupants of vehicles on Maui County roadways.

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In addition to seat belt violations, citations will also be issued for pick-up truck restrictions. 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 a pick-up truck. The public is reminded that no one 12 years of age and under is allowed to sit or ride in the bed of a pick-up truck.

A seatbelt citation carries a fine of $102 per occupant found in violation. All occupants ages eight years and older are required to use a seatbelt in any position within the vehicle. Children between the ages of 0 and 3, must be secured within a child restraint. Children between 4 and 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.

A pick-up truck restriction violation has a $72 fine. 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.

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