Getting a citation for not wearing your seat belt or not operating a hands free device is a non-point violation with a low fine if it’s your first time. However, even these violations have their nuances. If you are a commercial driver and are cited for either of these while driving in a different state, it will be a point and a half on California license record. It is California Law for you to buckle your seat belt and use a hands free device when operating a motor vehicle. However, each time you are cited, the fine amount increases. It is for your own safety and the safety of your passengers that everybody buckles up and uses a hands free device while driving.