The Cherokee Police Department will have a special enforcement project the night before Thanksgiving, on November 23rd, 2011. This is known to all as a heavy travel day in America. The Cherokee Police Department will be pulling violators over for any violation, but particularly violators who are not wearing their seat belts. Here is the break down of the new seat belt law:
|1.||The Iowa code 321.445 states that all drivers and front passengers must wear their seat belts.|
|2.||The Iowa code 321.446 states that passengers under age eighteen must use the proper restraint system no matter where they are seated in the vehicle.|
|3.||If the passenger is under 14 years of age and is in violation code 321.446 the driver will be responsible for the citation.|
|4.||The passenger who is 14 years old or older is responsible for their citation in violation of 321.446.|
For questions on the Iowa code concerning the seat belt law you can contact the Cherokee Police Department, (712-225-6464).
The Cherokee Police Department is under contract with the State of Iowa to do special traffic enforcement. It is to target people not wearing the seat belt but is not limited to that violation. The contract holder, the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, has designated six projects for this fiscal year. The first is November 21st through the 29th, 2011. The Department will be enforcing that period as well the special project on the 23rd.
The Cherokee Police Department wishes you and your families a safe and wonderful holiday. Leave for your destination early, make plenty of time for bad weather, have a winter survival packet in your car, and please buckle up.