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Results of Recent Nighttime Seat Belt Enforcement Patrols in Snohomish County Announced Today


June 9, 2011

Snohomish County, WA - Between May 23 and June 5 extra law enforcement patrolled Snohomish County roads at night looking for unbuckled drivers.

During the patrols in Snohomish County, a total of 851 citations were written, including 384 seatbelt tickets, in addition to 13 child car seat, 151 cell phone and text, 89 speeding, and 24 aggressive driving infractions. As well, one felony and five misdemeanor warrant arrests were made, 90 uninsured motorist and seven suspended/revoked license violations were issued.

Statewide, during the patrols, law enforcement officers and the WSP wrote 6,681 tickets total, including 2,994 seatbelt violations.

Studies show that a person wearing a seatbelt has a 70 percent better chance of surviving a crash than a person who is not buckled.

The Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force, law enforcement from Snohomish County and more than 110 other police and sheriff agencies statewide worked the extra patrols, funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit


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