by Shannon Cay
HARRISON, Ark. – The Harrison Police Department will be putting extra care into making sure people are wearing their seatbelts, over the next few weeks.
Chief Paul Woodruff says several officers will be out and about giving tickets to those who do not buckle up in order to draw attention to the importance of wearing one.
He says now that he has a full staff, the department is ready to do saturation events where officers focus on certain driving regulations, such as this.
Per Arkansas State Law, failing to wear a seatbelt is a primary offence, so an officer is able to pull you over for simply not buckling up. Additionally, tickets for not wearing a seatbelt vary from 70 dollars in Boone County to 90 dollars within Harrison city limits.