CLICK IT OR TICKET.
THE RESULTS OF THE STATE WIDE CAMPAIGN ARE IN.
AND HUNDREDS OF CITATIONS WERE GIVEN IN THE TWO WEEKS
OF ELEVATED PATROL.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH MORE
DETAILS ON THE NUMBER OF CITATIONS GIVEN .
Click it or ticket ran from May 19th to June first.
The increased patrols brought in around 600 road citations
combined between Spokane .
Pend Oreille and Ferry county.
Click it or ticket is a state wide campaign that's
gone on since 2002 but in recent years the focus hasn't
just been on seat belts.
We focus on the distracted driving violations.
texting, talking on your cell phone.
Since the campaign started in 2002 washington states
seat belt use has gone from 82 percent.
To 97 percent...
One of the highest in the country.
During the two week campaign an additional 370 extra
patrol hours are put in on a round the clock basis.
We have certain areas that we target, and typically
they are the congested areas.
TROOPER GREG Birkeland says the seat belt and texting
violations can be some of the most difficult to spot.
depending on the car, the seat belt, tinted windows
can make it difficult.
and believe it or not people when they are texting
it's kind of funny because you can tell when they
are like this.
Between spokane, pend orielle.
ferry and whitman county a total of
286 seat belt infractions were written...
And 70 cell phone and texting tickets.
The results are slightly less than last years but
the state says it's progress toward zero fatalities
That's a goal and that's what we strive for each and
every day so as long as we are making a difference
each day and proving those numbers, there's no reason
at some point we won't achieve that goal.
Trooper birkeland says it's important for drivers
They are behind the wheel of what he calls a two-thousand
pound killing machine.
If you are not in complete control things happen in
a split second.