News

State aims for zero traffic deaths

Extra officers will be looking for drivers under the influence on Washington roadways through Jan. 1, 2014, including members of the Sequim and Port Angeles police departments, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol, as part of the “Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.”

 

The Clallam County DUI Target Zero Task Force organizes and supports this enforcement effort. DUI is still the leading cause of traffic deaths. From 2008-2012, an average of 49 people died in traffic crashes in Washington between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

 

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.