Almost 50 People Get Tickets For Not Wearing Their Seat Belts In Kennewick
KENNEWICK, Wash. - According to Kennewick Police almost 50 people received tickets Friday and Saturday for not wearing their seat belts.
Kennewick Police received a grant from Washington Traffic Safety Commission to add extra enforcement to crack down on drivers that do not have their seat belts on properly.
From 7:00 until 10:30 Kennewick Sergeant Ken Lattin stationed himself at the intersection of Canal Drive and Columbia Center Boulevard and radioed to nearby officers when he spotted a violator. He said law enforcement officers deliberately choose that intersection because it is very crowded and well light.
Lattin said he saw many drivers not paying attention to the road. He said many of them were talking on their cell phones and paying more attention to their passenger rather than the road.
State Troopers said many of the fatal accidents that happen in our area are a result of drivers not wearing their seat belts.
Extra Seat Belt Enforcement will continue Labor Day weekend. A ticket will cost you $124.