Release Date/Time: 5/6/2013 4:40 PM
Incident: Distracted Driving Month Statistics
Date: Monday, 5/6/2013
Time: 4:40 PM
Location: City of Salinas
During the month of April, Distracted Driving was the focus of Salinas Police Department officers along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Salinas Police Department officers issued 287 citations for cell phone violations and 60 citations for texting violations for a total of 347 distracted driving citations for the month of April.
April 16th was designated as Zero Tolerance day and on this day Salinas Police Department officers issued 96 citations for distracted driving. Much of the funding for this project was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
During the month of May, the Salinas Police Department will be participating in the May 2013 National Click It or Ticket Seat Belt campaign. This campaign will run from May 20th through June 2nd.
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera