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Seatbelt Patrol Results In

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KENNEWICK ... The numbers are out for the latest night-time seatbelt patrol. Troopers and police in the Tri-Cities area caught 93 people who weren't buckled up.

Kennewick Police alone caught 47 people driving without a seatbelt. They say that's more than their patrol last fall.

They also say Washington actually has one of the belt use rates in the whole country, but some people are still stubborn.

Ken lattin with the Kennewick Police Department says, "it's that last few percentage points of people out there that are the hardest to reach. They are the ones, the risk takers, and they are less likely to wear it at night. It's those individuals, they're the hardest ones to convince."

Driving without a seatbelt could cost you $124...or even your life. Studies show that someone who's buckled up has a 70% better chance of surviving a crash.