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Emphasis patrol for drivers on cell phones starts Monday in Pierce County

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on May 17, 2013 at 7:36 am |
May 17, 2013 9:02 am

Drivers on their cell phones have become a top safety concern, prompting an enforcement patrol that will put more law enforcement on Pierce County roads starting Monday.

The emphasis patrol will last until June 2.

During the same enforcement period last year, authorities doled out 1,059 cell phone violations and 3,171 seat belt violations statewide.

Participating agencies include Fircrest, Lakewood, Orting, Puyallup, Sumner and Tacoma police, as well as the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington State Patrol.

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