ALOHA, Ore. – Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office pulled over 73 drivers during a five-hour period in Aloha on Thursday for violating the state’s new distracted driving law.
The traffic stops were part of a “non-traditional traffic enforcement mission,” the sheriff’s office said.
Of the 73 stops, 11 people were cited and 62 were given warnings.
“Deputies focused on educating the public on Oregon’s hands-free law, which prohibits the use of an electronic device both while driving and also stopped in traffic,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
The hands-free law went into effect on Oct. 1.
In addition to the distracted driving stops, 31 drivers were pulled over for various other violations.