May 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM
King County cops on the lookout for seat belt, cellphone violations
Here’s a reminder that King County law enforcement agencies are deploying extra patrols to look for unbuckled drivers and passengers and drivers who are on their cellphones.
The extra patrols will be in effect beginning today through June 2.
Last year, during the same time period, Washington state law enforcement officers statewide issued 3,171 citations for seat belt violations and 1,059 for cellphone violations.
Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Covington, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Port of Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Tukwila and Woodinville police departments are participating, as well as the Washington State Patrol.
In addition to King County, Pierce County cops from the Fircrest, Lakewood, Orting, Puyallup, Sumner and Tacoma police departments, as well as the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and State Patrol, are also participating in the enforcement effort.
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