Law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania, including local and state police in York County, and surrounding states will take part in an enhanced effort to increase seat belt usage.

In an operation dubbed "Border to Border," police officers will be on the lookout for those who aren't wearing seat belts, according to a news release from state police.

The initiative kicks off at 6 p.m. Monday with checkpoints and roving patrols until 10 p.m., according to Spring Garden Township Police, who are taking part in the effort.

The Carroll Township Police Department said its officers will patrol Route 15 between Cumberland County and Franklin Township.

Troopers will increase patrols on Interstate 81 between Monday and Monday, May 26, state police said.

Under state law, children under the age of 4 must ride in car seat, and most children ages 4 to 7 must be in a booster seat. Children ages 8 to 17 must wear a seat belt. Drivers and front seat passengers must also be buckled, state police said.

States participating in the Border-To-Border initiative include Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Vermont.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.



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