“Click it or Ticket” includes Buckling up Kids
This year’s annual statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign will take place between May 18 and May 31. During these dates, motorists in Washington can expect to see extra seat belt patrols, which will include an emphasis on children who are not properly restrained. The Kirkland Police department will be actively participating in this seatbelt and child restraint emphasis campaign.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths among children in the United States. Between 2010 and 2012, in Washington State, 26 child passengers age 12 and younger died, and another 122 were seriously injured as a result of traffic collisions. The majority of these tragedies likely could have been avoided had these children been properly restrained, as dictated by Washington State law. For more information on Child Passenger Safety in Washington, please visit http://washingtonCPS.com.
In King County, the Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Port of Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Tukwila and Woodinville Police Departments, the Washington State Liquor Control Board and the Washington State Patrol will be teaming up and participating in the extra patrols, with the support of the King County Target Zero Task Force.
These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero—striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030. For more information, visitwww.targetzero.com. Additional Information on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission can be found on the agency website, www.wtsc.wa.gov. (Media release information provided by the WTSC).