Utah Code Title 41. Motor Vehicles § 41-6a-1803. Driver and passengers--Seat belt or child restraint device required

<Section effective Jan. 1, 2018.  See, also, section 41-6a-1803 effective until Jan. 1, 2018.>

(1)(a) The operator of a motor vehicle operated on a highway shall:

(i) wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt;

(ii) provide for the protection of each person younger than eight years of age by using a child restraint device to restrain each person in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer of the device;  and

(iii) provide for the protection of each person eight years of age up to 16 years of age by securing, or causing to be secured, a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt on each person.

(b) Notwithstanding the requirement under Subsection (1)(a)(ii), a child under eight years of age who is 57 inches tall or taller:

(i) is exempt from the requirement in Subsection (1)(a)(ii) to be in a child restraint device;  and

(ii) shall use a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt as required in Subsection (1)(a)(iii).

(2) A person 16 years of age or older who is a passenger in a motor vehicle operated on a highway shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt.

(3) If more than one person is not using a child restraint device or wearing a safety belt in violation of Subsection (1), it is considered only one offense, and the driver may receive only one citation for that offense.


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