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Police Remind Motorists to Buckle Up 04-12-01
HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
APRIL 12, 2001
Big Island police are reminding motorists to buckle up with seatbelts.
All front seat passengers must use their seatbelts, said Sergeant Randy Apele, head of the Traffic Services Section.
In addition, all back seat passengers between the ages of 4 and 17 must be buckled in by seatbelts, Apele said, and children under the age of 4 must still be restrained by a child passenger restraint system.
Apele urged parents to have their child safety seats inspected and to following the four essential steps to protect children in motor vehicles:
To find out when and where to have child restraint seats checked, residents should call Apele of the Traffic Services Section at 961-2305 or John Kaizuki of the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition at 933-0911.
State law provides for a $45 fine for each seatbelt violation. In addition, violators must pay a $15 reimbursement and $7 driver education fee, bringing the total to $67.
If the total fine and other assessments are not paid within 30 days, the total amount increases to $92.
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