Failure to Wear a Seat Belt in Maine – Now A Primary Offense

Motorists, when driving up to Maine for your annual lobsterfest with the family, be sure to buckle up. Maine recently adopted a new seat belt law, changing the current statute which stated that the police had to stop motorists for another violation before they could write tickets for not wearing a seat belt. The new law which takes effect this summer, makes the failure to wear a seat belt a primary offense, meaning the police may stop you for failure to buckle up without having another reason for the stop.

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