WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The Walla Walla County Traffic Safety Task Force is reminding parents to be sure your child is in a seat belt every time they're in the car.
Last spring, the task force found 58 percent of children in kindergartner through 5th grade were not buckled properly.
Children under 13 are required by state law to ride in the back seat and they must be in a booster seat unless their 8 years or older, or are at least four-foot-nine.
"We're really talking about, not what the law is, but what is the safest for your child? What is the best way for your child to be riding and I know we want our child to be safe every time their riding in the car, said Nancy Walters, the target zero manager for the task force.
The Walla Walla County Task Force is a partnership with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, whose mission is to prevent, intervene and reduce traffic related incidents in the area.