New TX law: All passengers in a vehicle must wear seat belt

WASKOM, TX (KSLA) – Today the Texas Department of Transportation kicked off its 2010 Click it or Ticket campaign at the Waskom Tourist Information Center.

"The law has changed, and now it's not just the front seat; it's anyone who's in the vehicle that needs to be wearing a seatbelt," says Irene Webster with the Texas Traffic Safety Department.

State law now requires both adults and children to be buckled up in the front or back seat.

Here's the breakdown:

     - A child less than 8 years-old, unless taller than 4'9", must ride in a child safety seat.

     - Most children between 4 and 8 years-old will need a booster seat.

     - Fines range from $25 to $250, plus court costs.

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