KENNEWICK, Wash.—In 2002 it became state law that drivers and passengers must buckle up, but still many make the decision not to play it safe on the road. Law enforcement agencies across the state are reminding you to "Click It or Ticket" with the 10th anniversary.
In the past ten years experts estimate more than 1,000 lives have been saved in Washington because more people are using their seat belts. Also, the number of traffic deaths dropped from 685 in 2002 to 455 in 2011.
Law enforcement will be increasing patrol from May 21st to June 3rd in celebration of the anniversary of the law. Violators face a $124 fine.