Traffic Enforcement

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Traffic enforcement is every officers responsibility and we remain committed to taking an aggressive approach to ensure safe travel on our roadways. In conjunction with the City's Photo Enforcement Program, CBPD has one motor unit and an unmarked traffic unit, providing a more directive approach. 
Seat Belt Law: To operate a motor vehicle in this state each passenger of the vehicle under the age of 18 years must be restrained by a safety belt or a child restraint device. It is unlawful for any person 18 years of age or older to be a passenger in the front seat of a motor vehicle unless such person is restrained by a safety belt when the vehicle is in motion.

Move Over Law: 
If you are driving on an interstate or roadway with multiple lanes of travel in the same direction, and you approach an emergency or law enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway, you must vacate the lane closest to that vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are not able to safely move over, you must slow down to a speed of 20 MPH below the posted speed limit unless directed otherwise by a law enforcement officer. Violating the move over law puts both yourself and a public safety professional at risk.

  • Effective July 1, 2014, the law was changed to include sanitation vehicles and utility service vehicles.