HILLSBORO, Ore.—Trying to keep everyone safe Hillsboro Police just conducted a plain clothes officer Traffic Mission off Baseline road. An officer held up a sign near a street corner much like panhandlers do . It said do you know 3,450 people died because of distracted driving? police say most drivers never paid attention to the guy on the corner. In 2 and 1/2 hours 38 drivers were stopped by motorcycle police around the corner 32 were on their cell phones and 24 got tickets.