Although child restraint laws are primary laws (in all states), which allow a law enforcement officer to stop a vehicle and issue a citation for an unrestrained driver or passenger, the safety belt laws in the majority of States are secondary enforcement laws. This means that a police officer cannot stop a driver for the sole purpose of enforcing the use of occupant restraints. Rather, a police officer can write a ticket for not using occupant restraints only if he or she stops the vehicle for another driving infraction.
Ohio has a Secondary Seat Belt Law
Kentucky has a Secondary Seat Belt Law
Indiana has a Primary Seat Belt Law
Studies indicate that states with Primary Laws have lower fatality rates. To review the study, Click Here.