Distracted Driving Emphasis Underway in Shelton

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. 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.

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 the shared initiative to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030.

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.