The good news is that apparently 98% of the drivers in Hawai'i are buckling up. The possible bad news is- really? When you drive down the road- do you notice that just about every driver and front seat passenger you see is buckled in? And what about those people who just can't seem to understand that a 3-year old standing next to the driver in the middle of the seat is simply not a good play site?
Don't get me wrong- the "Click It Or Ticket" program has been a great project, and I do think more people than ever before are cognizant of the danger and the cost- both in their wallets and with their lives- and so more people locally are buckling up. Last year half of the state's traffic fatalities involved someone who was not wearing a seat belt, so you can vividly see how the odds stack up against you should you decide to ignore this law and get in an accident.