W.Va. police agencies kick off seat-belt, texting blitz
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Law enforcement agencies across West Virginia are watching very closely to see if you're buckled up behind the wheel.
Police across the state are starting the first of four seat-belt enforcement blitzes from Friday through Dec. 1.
WCHS-TV reported that the West Virginia Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have provided highway safety funds to conduct three mini "Click it or Ticket" campaigns that go along with the national campaign scheduled every May.
West Virginia's seat-belt laws are a primary law, meaning that police can stop a vehicle and issue a citation if a driver is not wearing a seat belt.
Officers also will be watching for drivers who are texting and talking on their cellphones without a hands-free device.