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Seat belt, cell phone policy patrolled at Vandenberg

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Since Col. Richard Boltz, 30th Space Wing commander, has implemented the seatbelt and cell phone driving policy, there has been 11 cell phone citations and eight seat belt violations. Along with these violations is a potential for a 30 day driving suspension on Vandenberg. For driving without a seat belt and utilizing a cell phone without a hands free device can come with other consequences besides the driving privileges being revoked. This is a violation of Department of Defense Regulation 6055.04, Air Force Instruction 31-204 and California Vehicle Code 27315(D) (1) (SEATBELT) and 23123(a) (CELLPHONE). The Violation for a civilian not wearing a seatbelt is a $45 fine and a $75 fine for utilizing a cell phone without a hands free device.