Seat Belt Violators, Texters, Talkers and More Cited
Snohomish County, WA -Between May 20 and June 2 extra law enforcement patrolled Snohomish County roads looking for unbuckled drivers and passengers, and motorists using their cell phones or other electronic devices.
During these patrols, 161 seatbelt infractions were written in addition to 230 cell phone/texting or usage of other electronic device tickets. Last year, in Snohomish County, during this same time period, officers on extra patrols wrote 138 seat belt infractions and only 83 cell phone violations.
In addition, 21 speeding violations, three child passenger safety infractions as well as 78 uninsured motorists and 17 suspended/revoked and non valid operator’s license violations were issued this year.
Statewide, during the patrols, law enforcement officers wrote 2,321 seatbelt violations and 1,448 cell phone/ texting tickets. Last year, during this same time period, officers on the extra patrols statewide issued 3,171 seat belt violations and 1,059 cell phone violations were written.
The Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force, law enforcement from Snohomish County, with more than 130 police and sheriff agencies statewide worked the extra patrols, funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
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. Additional information on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission can be found on the website, www.wtsc.wa.gov.