By AMY WALLAUER
Since Oct. 1, police in Maryland have had the authority to pull over motorists for not wearing seat belts.
Now a similar law has been enacted - and taken one step further - in national parks.
Park rangers now have the authority to write a $25 ticket to anyone in a vehicle who isn't buckled up.
In Maryland, adults can only be ticketed by police if they're in the front seat, but in national parks an adult can be ticketed in the backseat as well.
The fine is the same: $25.
The law took effect on Dec. 19, but the National Park Service will likely be lenient with motorists and passengers until they get used to the new law.