Multiple law enforcement agencies team up during "Click it or Ticket" and distracted driver patrols

OlympianMay 13, 2014 

Driver talks on cell phone while driving through Olympia.

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Beginning Monday, law enforcement officials throughout Thurston County will be on the watch for distracted drivers, in their "Click it or Ticket" patrols, according to a press release from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Not only will officers be looking for unbuckled drivers, but they will also be searching for distracted drivers. In last month's distracted driving campaign, 87 cell phone and texting violations were written.

That's why, officials say, between May 19 and June 1, motorists in Thurston County can expect to see extra seat belt and distracted driving patrols.

According to the release, in Thurston County, the Chehalis Tribal, Lacey, Olympia, and Yelm police departments, as well as the Thurston County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol will team up and participate in the extra patrols, with the support of the Target Zero Thurston Task Force.

 

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