The King County Target Zero Task Force has announced plans to submit a grant application to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission in attempts to fund a distracted driving prevention project. According to King County officials, the project would focus on combining high visibility enforcement of cell phone use and other forms of distracted driving, in addition to public education and outreach campaigns.
The county’s official summary of the grant proposal illustrates that 21 percent of traffic fatalities in King County from 2006 to 2010 involved some form of distracted driving. Efforts by the Target Zero team – a campaign aimed at eliminating fatalities from impaired drivers and speeders – have reportedly been successful, “but distracted driving remains a cause for concern.”
For any questions or concerns regarding the grant process or King County’s plans for future distracted driving prevention campaigns, contact North King County Target Zero manager Annie Phare at Annie.Phare@kingcounty.gov.
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