Recently high school seniors throughout Washington State helped launch a statewide seat belt campaign. The title of this grass roots campaign? “Buckle Up! Your Family is Waiting for You!”
A senior at Asotin High School in Eastern Washington, Stanzi Hay, decided to lead the way by tackling the issue through the development of a yearlong safe driving campaign. She wanted her peers to understand that the decisions made within a vehicle impact countless others’ lives and those of their family members. The campaign resulted in increased seat belt use among fellow-students, and by the end, 96 percent were arriving to school protected by seat belts. Ms. Hay is now taking her message statewide and joining the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to encourage drivers (and their passengers) across the state to buckle up every time they get into a car.
Like Ms. Hay, Washington State law enforcement officers are joining the national ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign, which is aimed at encouraging everyone to wear seat belts. Extra patrols are now in full force in effect until June 5, 2016. The Washington State Patrol, along with a slew of other law enforcement agencies across Washington State, are participating in extra emphasis patrols in coordination with local county DUI and traffic safety task forces. These extra patrols are part of WSP’s ‘Target Zero’ program, which strives to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.
If you or a loved one is cited for a traffic violation you should immediately seek the advice and/or assistance of a qualified Seattle traffic defense attorney. The Seattle Traffic Defense Attorneys that make up the traffic defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle traffic defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those cited for traffic related violations all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case. So, whether you are cited for DUI, Reckless Driving or some other traffic violation, protect yourself … call SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900.