Click It Or Ticket
Do you wear a seatbelt? The majority of people already buckle up when behind the wheel. In fact, the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission says the seatbelt compliance rate of nearly 98 percent is one of the highest in the country. Angie Ward, the commissions program manager, says the click it or ticket campaign started May 21 and will run through June 3. The aim of the campaign is to educate travelers.
The number of traffic deaths was 658 in 2002. When the click it or ticket campaign started last year the death rate dropped to 455. Ward says for every traffic death avoided it's estimated four serious injuries are avoided.
A majority of the police agencies in the valley are teaming up for the click it or ticket campaign. This means that many officers will work overtime to find those who are not buckled up.