Directed patrol Feb 22 to find drivers using hand-held devices

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Shoreline Police will conduct a directed patrol on February 22 along Aurora Avenue N focused on the use of hand-held devices and seat belts.

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. In 2014, over 3,000 people were killed, and almost 500,000 were injured in accidents involving distracted drivers in the United States.

In 2016, The Shoreline Police Department Traffic Unit conducted several directed patrols focused on hand held device use while driving and the use of seat belts.

The Traffic Unit was surprised to see a high amount of violations.

The Shoreline Police Department wants to see a decrease in the number of violations from past events. 

Remember the rules of the road: It is illegal to text or to use a hand-held device while driving. It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle in an inattentive manner. Seat belts or car seats are required by law for every person in the vehicle.

Please help keep Shoreline safe for everyone on the road.


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