Shelton, WA — In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions and associated injuries, Shelton Police Officers have already dedicated thirty-two hours this month targeting distracted drivers. The increased patrol hours focused on distracted drivers are being funded through a grant awarded by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) as part of a shared initiative to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030.
In the first few days of December alone, officers made over 109 traffic stops, resulting in 53 distracted driver infractions, 2 DUI citations, and 7 arrests. Shelton PD will be applying for additional grant funding in 2018 to continue targeted traffic safety patrols.
As a friendly reminder, the text message and/or phone call can wait. Put the phone down, pay attention to the road, and certainly don’t drink and drive.