If you fail to wear your seat belt, police can now pull you over in Wisconsin.
The state budget signed earlier this week includes a primary enforcement provision for seat belt violations. State Transportation Safety Director Major Dan Lonsdorf says law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will be going after those who don't buckle up. He says all officers are being encouraged to pull over violators to at least educate them.
Violators of Wisconsin's seat belt laws will face a $10 fine.
The law allows officers to pull a car over if anyone in the vehicle is without a seat belt. Lonsdorf says it's fairly easy for police to spot, but officers have only been able to write tickets before now if they pull a driver over for another violation.
Lonsdorf says getting pulled over can also lead to officers finding other violations.