SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Click it or Ticket is a nationwide slogan for seat belt enforcement, but did you know?: In Massachusetts, you cannot get pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.
Although you are required by state law to wear a seat belt while driving or riding in a car, failure to do so is considered a “second offense” in Massachusetts.
This means you must first be pulled over for another reason to receive a citation.
On 22News Starting at 5:00, hear how Massachusetts’ seatbelt laws could be costing the state in terms of highway funding from the federal government.