Fair warning! Sumner Police will be running Click It or Ticket emphasis patrols May 14-June 3. But, meeting us is not the worst risk you have for riding or driving without a seat belt. The statistics from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are sobering.

Excuse One: “But none of my friends are using theirs…”

57% of passenger vehicle occupants aged 18-34 killed in crashes in 2014 were unrestrained.

Two words for young adults: Buckle Up. 57% of passenger vehicle occupants aged 18-34 killed in crashes in 2014 were unrestrained.

Excuse Two: “It’s late and traffic is light.”

In 2014, more than half of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night weren’t wearing seat belts. In 2014, more than half of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night weren't wearing seat belts.

Excuse Three: “I’m in the back seat. Do I really need one?”

Yes. Sitting in the back doesn’t excuse you from using a seat belt. 58% of back-seat passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2014 weren’t bulked up. Sitting in the back doesn't excuse you from using a seat belt. 58% of back-seat passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2014 weren't bulked up.

Excuse Four: “Cars are safer now with airbags and technology, so I don’t still need one, right?”

Wrong. From 2010 to 2014, more than half of passenger vehicle occupants killed weren’t wearing seat belts. It still makes a big difference.

From 2010 to 2014, more than half of passenger vehicle occupants killed weren't wearing seat belts.