School Zone Violations
Parents not buckling up
Bellevue, NE - School zone etiquette seems simple enough, reduce speed, watch for pedestrians and stop for school buses. It's the click it or ticket law that parents keep breaking. While monitoring morning traffic, Bellevue police officers noticed about one in three drivers were not buckled in. It's a problem they find particularly disturbing.
"You think of a parent figure as a lead example to follow. So if the parent is not wearing a seat belt you wonder if the child is not restraint properly in the vehicle either." Bellevue traffic officer Carl Grubb worries if children are learning this on the way to school, they're more likely to pick up the bad habit. Grubb says, "Even though you're just driving two or three blocks to drop your kids off at school, seat belts are still a requirement, still a necessity, it's just an overall safety factor in case that collision were to happen."
If the thought of a collision isn't reason enough to strap in, the fine should be. A seat belt violation is $25 per person. If children are not restrained, add court fees to each minor passenger. Law enforcement have stepped up patrols around school zones to make sure the year starts off safely.
Reported by Rebekah Rae email@example.com