The Bellevue Reporter reports that local law enforcement agencies working in conjunction with the Washington State Patrol are stepping up their enforcement of seat belt laws between May 23 and June 5.
Police departments involved in the “Target Zero” seat belt emphasis patrols include : Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Pacific, Redmond, Renton, SeaTac, Seattle, Snoqualmie and Tukwila.
Seat belt law emphasis is one proven way to reduce traffic accident fatalities. Studies show that drivers who fail to use a seat belt also engage in other risky behaviors. By concentrating on seat belt enforcement, aggressive driving, distracted driving, equipment violations and speeding, law enforcement can reduce traffic accidents and fatalities.
Washington state has a seat belt compliance rate of nearly 96% which is one of the highest in the nation.
For more information, see Target Zero which explains Washington’s plan to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.