Law enforcement officers will again take to the streets at night between May 19 and June 1 to enforce use of seat belts.
Police used similar patrols last year. A recent analysis by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that the Click It or Ticket campaign may be helping to reduce fatalities on Washington roads.
According to preliminary numbers, nighttime vehicle occupant deaths were 13 percent lower during 2007 (216 deaths vs. the 247 average for the previous 10 years) and daytime vehicle occupant deaths were down 21 percent (194 deaths during 2007 vs. the 245 average for the previous 10 years).
There will be 46 law enforcement agencies participating in the patrol, including Bellevue.