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“Click it or Ticket” patrols out until June 2

Special law enforcement patrols will focus on another important traffic safety concern — distracted drivers who are texting and talking on their cell phones..

Until June 2, motorists in Kitsap County can expect to see law enforcement patrolling city and county roads in search of unbuckled drivers and passengers and drivers using their cell phones.

Last year, during this same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols statewide issued 3,171 seat belt violations amongst the 11,047 motorists who were stopped. During this time period, 1,059 cell phone violations were written.

In Kitsap County, the Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo and Suquamish Police Departments, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol will be teaming up and participating in these extra patrols, with the support of the Kitsap County Target Zero Task Force.

These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero—striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.

For more information, visit www.targetzero.com.

 

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