Seat Belt Fines (TCA 55-9-603 Effective January 1, 2016)
The fine for an adult seatbelt violation, if appearing in court, is a minimum fine of $2.00 and a maximum fine of $50.00. However, in lieu of appearing in court, a person may submit to the clerk before their scheduled court date, a fine of $25.00 for a first violation and $50.00 for a second or subsequent violation. No court costs are assessed in addition to the fine.
Texting While Driving (TCA 55-8-199; Effective July 1, 2016)
Texting while driving is now a moving violation and a first offender must attend and complete a driver education course in addition to paying the fine. (See Public Chapter 1077)