Hundreds of tickets written during recent seat belt emphasis patrols

State Patrols troopers just wrapped up a two-week “Click It or Ticket” campaign in the area to look for drivers not wearing seat belts.

They handed out 301 tickets in Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties between May 21 and June 2.

“With a $124 reminder for 301 people, we hope they choose or think about wearing their belts in the future,” Trooper Keith Leary said. “We are in the business of saving lives.  We want them to live, not die or be seriously injured in a collision.”

Leary said drivers should get into the habit of asking all passengers to confirm they are buckled up before moving.

The patrols, in partnership with local police, were funded by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission

  1. I should have the choice of whether or not to use my seat belt. Police should put their resources better to work on real safety of others.

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