Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by transportation leaders and roadway safety advocates, Thursday signed House Bill 2108 and reminded drivers and passengers to buckle-up.
After numerous attempts at this legislation, the bill passed during the 2013 legislative session and makes not wearing a seat belt a primary offense in
Effective July 9, law enforcement officers can pull-over and issue citations if a driver or passenger is not wearing a seatbelt in a moving vehicle.
Previously, not wearing a seatbelt was a secondary offense, only enabling law enforcement officers to ticket drivers and passengers if they pulled the vehicle over for a separate, primary offense.