Edwardsville Driving Laws
Rules of the Road in Illinois:
In Illinois, including all cities in Madison County, all passengers, whether in the back or front seat, must wear seat belts at all times, even if the car is equipped with airbags. Children under the age of 8 must be properly secured in a child safety seat approved by the Child Passenger Protection Act.
Unbeknownst to many, the responsibility of ensuring all passengers are wearing seatbelts falls on the driver. If the driver or passengers are found to be disobeying Illinois law, they are subject to a fine and court costs.
The Illinois safety belt law went into effect on July 1, 1985, and since then, injuries and fatalities have drastically decreased. Around the United States, seat belts saved an estimated 14,668 lives of passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older in 2016 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Seat belts save lives – fasten yours.