(WICHITA, Kan.) — Wichita police will charge you more for not wearing a seat belt. The city council approved the primary seat belt law Tuesday to match state law. Lawmakers approved a primary seat belt law this year and it went into effect July 1st.
State lawmakers reduced the ticket fee for not wearing a seat belt from $30 to $5. The City of Wichita opted to keep the fee at $30, which is more restrictive than state law. Council member Paul Gray voted against the change, saying police shouldn't be spending their time focusing on seat belts.