Seat belts save lives and help to reduce injuries during car accidents. Despite the obvious safety advantages and laws that require buckling up, some motorists still choose not to buckle up. Suppose you weren’t wearing a seat belt at the time of an accident in North Carolina. In that case, you might be wondering what the ramifications of not wearing a seat belt are, even if the accident wasn’t your fault. Read on to learn what you need to know about North Carolina seat belt regulations.

Buckle Your Seat Belt – It’s the Law

Seat belts save lives, there is no doubt about that. In North Carolina, wearing a seat belt is mandatory for occupants in both the front and back seats of passenger vehicles. GS 20-135.2A(a) requires that each occupant of a motor vehicle manufactured with seat belts have a seat belt adequately fastened about their body when the car is in forward motion on a street or highway.