Delaware law enforcement agencies have begun the first of five waves of seat belt law enforcement campaigns planned for 2012.
The state Office of Highway Safety says from now through February 5th, police officers are conducting roving and stationary traffic safety patrols with an extra emphasis on seat belt safety. Anyone found not to be buckled-up is in violation, and the driver is subject to a 25-dollar fine. Officials say Delaware had about 90-percent compliance with the seat belt law in late 2011. More seat belt enforcement campaigns are planned for May, June, July and August.