The Washington Traffic Safety Commission funds and administers multiple programs promoting traffic safety across Washington.
WTSC funds programs in schools to teach young drivers and future drivers the importance of wearing seat belts using peer-based education and positive community norms.
We also provide funding for training to increase the number of nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and provide resources to communities so that they can operate successful Child Passenger Safety programs and increase accessibility to car seat checks.
We continue to look for ways to reach the minority of the population that does not wear their seat belt so we can understand why and look for ways to influence behavior change. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission uses data from attitudinal surveys and other sources to identify populations and locations to identify where and how to focus resources.