seatbelts

Fatal Car Crash on Highway 12 West of Naches
A 28-year-old man was killed in a crash on Highway 12 early Thursday morning 13 miles west of Naches. State Patrol troopers say Michael Orr was driving his Chevy pickup truck westbound when he entered a right curve, drifted into the eastbound lanes and off the roadway...
Washington State Ranks No. 1 in Seat Belt Usage
Many drivers are buckling up these days. A new federal survey suggests that Washington State has the highest rate of seat belt use in the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranked Washington at 97.5 percent seat belt usage in 2011...
Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week is September 16-22
Installing a car seat correctly is no easy task.  In fact, it is estimated that nearly three out of four car seats are not properly installed. Despite technologies, such as Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), aimed at simplifying the car seat installation process, many parents …
Some Yakima County Residents Still Ignore Seatbelt Law
It's the law in Washington state but plenty of people still apparently ignore seat-belts and while the seat-belt rate in Yakima County is close to 95 percent.  State Troopers say the contacts they've made with drivers not wearing their seat belts has continued to grow since 2010 wh…