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1,680 ticketed during Click It or Ticket campaign in three counties

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm with 3 Comments »
June 13, 2012 5:18 pm

More than 2,100 drivers were pulled over in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties during the 10th annual Click It or Ticket program, which ran from May 21 to June 3.

During the campaign, 172 law enforcement officers from 31 agencies stopped drivers and passengers who were not wearing their seat belts.

About 1,680 tickets were written, including 840 seat belt violations, 358 cell phone violations and 143 speeding infractions. Officers also arrested 25 people with warrants, nine people for driving under the influence and 72 people who were behind the wheel with suspended or revoked licenses.

The emphasis patrols were paid with funding from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Participating agencies included the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and police from Fircrest, Lakewood, Orting, Sumner, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Auburn and Kent.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. Instead of reporting how many tickets were issued,why not report how much money was taken in by Law Enforcement?I believe the real reason for increases in patrols for certain infractions in traffic situations is for the resultant income from the fines that are collected.Of course you will be told that the patrol enforcement was for the drivers own good.Maybe yes maybe no,but don’t expect to hear how much money was collected from this action.

  2. boneyjoney says:

    Why not put as much time and effort spent on the ridiculousness of s click it or ticket campaign from all those participating agencies in the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and police from Fircrest, Lakewood, Orting, Sumner, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Auburn and Kent and find the cold blooded murderer(s) of Travis Dennis and his friend. Our communities are not safe while murderers run free. Talk about screwed up law enforcement priorities of so many agencies.

  3. skullmonkeylv99 says:

    They’ve made; at the very least, around 200,000 dollars. I’m guessing actual profits of 500,000+. What tweaks me is the commercials they run saying that people who don’t wear their seatbelt at night are more likely to be involved in criminal activities.

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