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Seatbelt Requirements for Minor Drivers

Drivers under the age of 18 years whose occupants in motor vehicles are not properly restrained or wearing a seat belt commit a Class A traffic infraction.  The table below summarizes the penalties for violations of the minor driver seat belt laws.

Penalties for Violation of Minor Driver Seat Belt Laws



Hours of Community Service

License Suspension Points

1st offense

up to $65

8 to 24


2nd offense

up to $130

16 to 40


Subsequent Offense


16 to 40


Source: Section 42‑2‑105.5, C.R.S.

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