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Seat Belt Survey Begins Friday

June 25, 2015, 8:15 AM HST
* Updated June 25, 11:51 AM
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Major roadways on the Big Island are expected to have survey teams taking part in the state’s annual seat belt survey between Friday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 30.

The trained observation teams, part of the University of Hawai’i’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning project, with sponsorship help from the State Department of Transportation, will be stationed at various sites around the Big Island to monitor seat belt use.

Team members will park on the side of the road and will be wearing safety vests and helmets.

Motorists are reminded by the Hawai’i Police Department that under the May 20, 2013 signed law, drivers are the responsible party for the occupants of their vehicle. If a driver is stopped and any of the passengers are not wearing a seat belt, car seat, or booster seat anywhere in the vehicle, the driver will be the one cited.

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