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Click It or Ticket. Even in the back seat.

Posted on May 2, 2010

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State laws passed in 2009 included new safety belt requirements for both drivers and passengers. For the first time, all passengers (including adults) in the back seat now must be buckled up, and children younger than 8 years old have to ride in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. Fines range from $25 to $250 plus court costs.

“Whether you’re the driver or a passenger in the front or back seat, every adult and every child in the vehicle must be properly restrained,” said Carol Rawson, TxDOT’s Traffic Operations Division Director. “Buckling up saves lives, and it can also save you from getting an expensive ticket.”

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