Primary Seat Belt Law

Fasten Your Seat Belts - Primary Seat Belt Law Effective June 9
Effective June 9, 2009, Minnesota’s seat belt law is a primary offense, meaning drivers and passengers in all seating positions must be buckled up or in the correct child restraint. Law enforcement can stop motorists for seat belt violations. A seat belt ticket is $25 but usually costs more than $100 with administrative fees.

Road Safety
This law is critical to road safety; each year around 200 motorists killed are unbelted and more than 400 are seriously injured.

The Best Defense

A seat belt is your best defense in a crash; especially when Minnesota roads are threatened with speeding, distracted and impaired drivers.

Speak Up!

Seat belt enforcement of this law begins with you; speak up and insist your passengers are buckled up. In a crash, unbelted passengers can slam into and injure or kill others in a vehicle.