Nebraska Safety Belt Law
The driver, each front-seat occupant in the vehicle and all children six years of age and less than 18 years of age must wear occupant protection systems and all occupant protection systems worn are properly adjusted and fastened. All persons being transported by a motor vehicle operated by a holder of a provisional operator's permit or a school permit shall use occupant protection systems worn are properly adjusted and fastened. This is a secondary law, which means the driver is cited for this violation only if cited or charged with an additional violation or some other offense. The violation shall be assessed against the driver of vehicle result in a $25.00 fine.
For additional information click on a corresponding section of law:
- 60-6,265 Definition of an occupant protection system.
- 60-6,266 Occupant protection system; 1973 model year and later motor vehicles; requirements; violation; penalty.
- 60-6,270 Occupant protection system; use required; when; exceptions.
- 60-6,271 Enforcement of occupant protection system requirements; when.
- 60-6,272 Occupant protection system; violation; penalty.
- 60-6,273 Occupant protection system violation; evidence; when admissible.
There are different requirements for children under the age of (18) eighteen. To learn about Nebraska’s Child Passenger Safety Law click here.
Safety Belt Resources
- National Safety Council, Nebraska Chapter – Our Driving Concern
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Buckle Up: Restraint Use in Nebraska (CDC)
- Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Program
- Unbelted – Adults admit they often skip belts in rear seat (IIHS)