Is a seatbelt ticket a moving violation in Illinois?

I know that there are different kinds of traffic tickets and that moving violations are more serious than other kinds. I was wondering if a seatbelt ticket counts as a moving violation in Illinois? I mean, it’s not as serious as speeding or a DUI, but you technically *are* moving.

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Valid question! As per Illinois' driving laws, a seatbelt ticket is a moving violation in
. You’ll have to pay a fine and it may appear on your driving record, but no points will be added to your license. Even though the car is in motion when the violation occurs, it’s considered an equipment violation—like having 
busted headlights and tail lights
It’s the law in Illinois to wear your seat belt, and it’s also the law to maintain car insurance that meets 
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