During these patrols, six seatbelt infractions were written. Last year, in Pacific County, during this same time period, officers on extra patrols wrote two seat belt infractions and one cell phone violation.
In addition, one felony drug arrest was made, and eight speeding tickets, and two suspended/revoked 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 Pacific County Target Zero Task Force, law enforcement from Pacific 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.