It's that time of year when law enforcement officers pay extra attention to your seatbelt habits. Yesterday, the annual 'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicked off in the state of Washington. Which means that over 150 agencies including YPD, Yakima Sheriffs, and Washington State Patrol will be extra vigilant for the next few weeks.

The extra enforcement will last through June 3, just after some of the busiest travel days of the year: Memorial Day weekend. Just in case you missed the memo, if you're in a motorized vehicle, you're required -by law- to wear a safety restraint that is securely fastened.

For the most part, you're doing what you're supposed to be. According to KIMA, about 95 percent of drivers in Washington abide by the rules. Here in Yakima, however, that rate falls down to about 87.6 percent. So, if you are in that category of not wearing your seatbelt properly, you're just the person law enforcement officers will be looking for. You'll be paying a pretty penny if they see you too. According to KIMA "the fine for not wearing a seat belt or appropriate child restraint is $124."


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