Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CIty of Vicksburg Seat Belt LawsAccording to state regulation, all passengers traveling in the front seat of a motorized vehicle are required to use adult safety lap belts or a combination of approved lap belts and shoulder straps. This law does not apply to citizens who have received medical authorization prohibiting seat belt use, law enforcement officers transporting persons in custody, United States Postal Service workers operating a postal vehicle, licensed taxi drivers, or newspaper route carriers and haulers.

Additionally, all children age four and under or who are under forty pounds in weight are required to ride in the back seat in an approved child car safety seat that is properly installed into the vehicle.

Violation of this law is subject to fines and possible other penalties. For more information on this law or on seat belts and vehicle safety, contact the City of Vicksburg Police Department's main offices, located at 820 Veto Street, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, or call them at (601) 636-2511.