I never connect my shoulder belt when I drive. That's because I drive a Nissan that does it for me everytime. Non-Nissan owners find the sliding belt confusing, but after 18 years it is second nature for me and the click of the waist belt is almost automatic in a Pavlovian sense. So I am not likely to get one of the new $142 tickets for driving without a seat belt that the Burlingame PD are advertising.
The big Friday press release from local law enforcement indicates seat belt usage in California is 95.3%--so this PR effort and the increased fines are targeted at 4.7% of the drivers in the state. My unscientific survey says that talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device is at least 10 times more common (47% for the math-challenged). Here's hoping that while the cops are looking at seatbelts, they will also look for the tell-tale hand to the ear of people who can't figure out how Bluetooth works.