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Do you get points on you license in Florida for a seat belt ticket?


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Seat belt usage is addressed in the Florida Statutes 316.64.It does not mention points here nor does the HSMV list points being associated with this type of violation.

The Florida seat belt laws state that:

  • All front seat occupants must buckle up, even if the vehicle is equipped with an air bag.
  • It is unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Florida unless each passenger of the vehicle under the age of 18 years old is restrained by a safety belt or child restraint device pursuant to Florida Statute 316.613.
  • It is unlawful for any person 18 years of age or older to be a passenger in the front seat of a motor vehicle unless such person is restrained by a safety belt when the vehicle is in motion.
  • The law applies to all cars, pickup trucks, and vans operated on Florida's roads.
  • The cost to a violator will be a minimum of $30.00 plus $6.00 court costs.
  • All passengers under the age of 18 must use a seat belt while riding anywhere in the vehicle.

Florida laws states about child restraint requirements the following:

  • All children under the age of 18 must be buckled up while riding in any car, pickup truck, or van on Florida's roads, no matter where they are sitting in the vehicle.
  • Children through the age of 3 must be secured in a federally approved child-restraint seat.
  • Children ages 4 through 5 must be secured by either a federally approved child-restraint seat or a safety belt.
  • Drivers are responsible for buckling up the child.
  • The cost to a violator will be a minimum of $60.00 plus $10.00 court costs.

FL Statute 316.613 subsection 5 states specifically that any person who violates the provisions of this section commits a moving violation, punishable as provided in chapter 318 and shall have 3 points assessed against his or her driver's license.

However the statute goes on to say that in lieu of the penalty specified in section 318.18 and the assessment of points, a person who violates the provisions of this section may elect, with the court's approval, to participate in a child restraint safety program approved by the chief judge of the circuit in which the violation occurs, and upon completing such program, the penalty specified in chapter 318 and associated costs may be waived at the court's discretion and the assessment of points shall be waived. The child restraint safety program must use a course approved by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and the fee for the course must bear a reasonable relationship to the cost of providing the course.

It does not appear that there are points for a driver or passenger who receives a seat belt violation but there is if you have a child restraint violation ticket however to find out more about the penalties and points associated with a Florida seat belt ticket check with the FL HSMV.


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2 Responses to "Do you get points on you license in Florida for a seat belt ticket?"
  1. Gamage

    I got $116.00 ticket last week in Florida for this. I was in the passenger seat and we were moving less than 20 miles per hour in school zone.

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  2. Anonymous

    I asked the exact question I wanted to know and this site answered it right to the point!

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