The Washington Police Department in conjunction with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol conducted seat belt checks recently and have released the results. Washington Police Chief Greg Goodman says these checks conducted at night resulted in 35 seatbelt citations issued in a two-hour time frame.
Across the state, seat belt usage during the day is 93%, where only 39% are used at night.
Chief Goodman adds wearing seat belts is one of the most important messages that can be taken to ensure the safety of people in vehicles.
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