Kennewick Police In New Location For Seat Belt Enforcement
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police have issued about 90 tickets to people who were not reportedly wearing their seat belts through the "Click-It or Ticket Campaign".
For the remainder of the campaign officers will be stationed at 27th Avenue and Quillan Street in Kennewick.
Kennewick Sergeant Ken Lattin said they selected that intersection because it is well lit and has a heavy volume of traffic.
Lattin said he would dress in plain clothes to look for people not wearing their seat belt, then radio to nearby police officers. Tickets cost $124.
Lattin said people injured in car accidents cause a financial burden for the entire community. He said from someone going to the hospital to missing work, "all though things affect our economy. When you get injured you may think it's your choice, you decision, your problem, but really it affects all of us."
Kennewick Police received more than 6,000 dollars in federal money for the added patrols.
Police will be on the lookout for people not wearing their seat belts Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30-10:30 each night.