"It's a safety thing," said Danville Police Chief Chris Wenzel. "You don't know who is going to run into you. There is at least one accident a day in Danville."
Since the campaign started in 2005, nearly a million more drivers are buckling up. The state seatbelt law requires that every passenger in the car, including the driver, is required to wear a seatbelt at all times. If vehicles are stopped and driver or passengers are found to be in violation, law enforcement will issue citations without warnings to the driver and/or passengers.
Tickets for seatbelt violations range from $80 to $91 for adults. When children under 6 are not properly secured in a vehicle, the parent or driver can receive one "point count" on their driving record, with a fine of $330 to $401 on a first offense and $795 to $971 on a second offense.