Law enforcement officials in Clallam and Jefferson counties will engage in “high visibility” enforcement campaigns in April to try to curb E-DUI activity, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office announced earlier this month.
The Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act (E-DUI) went into effect in 2017. Since that time, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office representatives said, law enforcement has seen a reduction in distracted driving-related deaths, but collisions caused by distracted drivers continue.
April is Distracted Driver awareness month, and local law enforcement looks to engage in “high visibility saturation” patrols focused on enforcing distracted driving laws. Spotters will work with contact units and tickets will be issued, they said
Using a phone in a vehicle is illegal whether the vehicle is in motion or not.
The danger, law enforcement officials say, comes from “the time it takes to re-acclimate to your environment. Ever see
someone who was stopped accidentally run a red light because traffic started moving in
They also ask citizens to avoid calling family members or friends when you know they are driving, and to set an example for other drivers.