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Seatbelt fine in Kansas increases $20 on July 1

A seatbelt is seen inside a Mitsuoka Motors Co. Viewt automobile at the company's factory in Toyama, Japan, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Mitsuoka Motor cars are hand-adapted from base engines and chassis made by other Japanese automakers like Mazda and Nissan, their automobiles end up looking like futuristic versions of luxury cars from several different countries. Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

TOPEKA — On July 1, the fine for not wearing a seat belt in Kansas will raise to $30, from the $10 it has been since June of 2011.

This change is for the fine for those 18 years and older who are not wearing their seat belt. There will be no court costs on the citations for violation of this law. This was just passed during the legislative session, as part of Senate Bill 89.

Kansas has had a primary seatbelt law since June of 2010. Prior to 2010, it was a secondary violation for the drivers or front seat passengers to not be wearing their seat belt, meaning that they could not be pulled over for this. In 2010, the requirement was also added that adult passengers in the backseat of vehicles must be buckled, however that still remains a secondary violation.

Info from: Kansas Highway Patrol news release
Read more about the bill here.